Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin

Abstract

Surveillance is critical for military, law enforcement, and search and rescue operations. Recently, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have grown in popularity and are an excellent resource to use for these missions. Since this is a common capability of drones, this project sought to create a surveillance UAV that was autonomous, inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to manufacture. The drone was designed as a quadrotor that houses two cameras with a wireless transmission system that provides live feed from the cameras to the ground station. Though not all goals were fully realized by the project’s conclusion, the drone met size and cost standards, and could successfully localize its position with GPS and IMU sensors. Additionally, its controls were understood through simulation and testing.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

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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