Faculty Advisor

Cyganski, David

Faculty Advisor

Duckworth, R. James

Abstract

Abstract This project entailed design and testing of an indoor quadrotor UAV capable of autonomous take-off, landing, and path finding. The propulsion system produces 1500g of thrust at 46% throttle using 7" propellers, minimizing craft size, but allowing for sufficient payload to carry a LIDAR, a CMOS camera, and rangefinders. These sensors are interfaced to an Overo processor, which sends high-level commands to a low-level flight controller, the HoverflyPro. Flight tests were conducted which demonstrated flight control and sensor operation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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