Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin

Faculty Advisor

Wyglinski, Alexander

Abstract

This project designed and implemented a platform for use in a system of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) capable of human assisted-autonomous and fully autonomous flight for search and rescue applications to improve the speed, efficiency, and safety of search and rescue to benefit both the victims and the rescuers alike. To accomplish this, the platform was designed to be lightweight with long endurance, equipped with specialized search and rescue sensors, and utilizes the paparazzi autopilot system, which is an open source, Linux based autopilot package for flight stability and autonomous control.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Mechanical Engineering

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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