Faculty Advisor

Demetriou, Michael A.

Faculty Advisor

Nestinger, Stephen

Abstract

The goal of this project was to analyze, design and implement an autonomous quadrotor aerial vehicle for collaborative operations with autonomous ground vehicles. The main design constraints were to maximize payload and flight time. The quadrotor consists of a delrin hub with four aluminum arms, and is infused with an IMU and multiple range finder sensors. The quadrotor is capable of formation control, docking with the ground robot for power conservation during transit and rapid deploym

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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