Backpackable Compact Drone Systems with Advanced Navigation Capabilities

Comparison of the GoPro Karma and DJI Mavic Pro drones (source: GoPro and DJI)

Comparison of the GoPro Karma and DJI Mavic Pro drones (source: GoPro and DJI)

What compact drone systems are readily-available with advanced navigation and video capture capabilities?

DSIAC staff searched open sources for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) backpackable drone systems with both 4K video and advanced navigation capabilities.  We found that two well-known COTS manufacturers, SZ Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd (DJI), Shenzhen, Guangdong China, and GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, CA, produced small foldable drone systems that met the requirements and performed a detailed comparison of their capabilities. A report describing the comparison was produced and delivered to the inquirer.

Inquiry Completion Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Distribution Statement: 
A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.