The Rozas Airborne Research Center (CIAR) is a Test Center belonging to the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA) located in Castro de Rei, (Lugo), in northwestern Spain, where the conditions for safe and efficient flight tests are met.
This center is innovative and multidisciplinary, characterized by:
- Two runways, one paved 1200x45m and 04/22 orientation and one dirt runway 1000x40m and 16/34 orientation, for landing with different wind configurations where they can operate:
-- Aerial Research Platforms
-- New developments in Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS)
- Aeronatical platform of 2800m²
- Hangar of 40x40 m. It has auxiliary ground equipment (GPU, tug, forklift, cranes, pitot-static tester case, etc.), three-phase and single-phase connection and is attached to offices and changing rooms. Main door of dimensions 29m x 9 m at the highest point.
- Electronics laboratory with testing area and mechanical workshop. These areas have a sliding door that accesses the platform. Equipped for small repairs that allow the continuity of the test in case of failure. Specific tools and measurement instruments such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, alternate and direct power supplies, signal generators, attenuators, multimeters, etc.
- Electrical totems with three-phase and single-phase connection on the aeronautical platform and at the intersection of the taxiway with the runway
- Briefing meeting rooms overlooking the runway.
- Radar, telemetry reception, meteorological system, communications system, control and monitoring center
- Innovative systems: PIMAD, CONDOR, DronAS