Faculty Advisor

Eisenbarth, Thomas

Faculty Advisor

Wyglinski, Alexander


This project focuses on securing embedded systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Over the past two decades UAVs have evolved from a primarily military tool into one that is used in many commercial and civil applications. As the market for these products increases the need to protect transmitted data becomes more important. UAVs are flying missions that contain crucial data and without the right protection they can be vulnerable to malicious attacks. This project focuses on building a UAV platform and working to protect the data transmitted on it. The platform was able to detect red color and wirelessly transmit the coordinates of the color to a remote laptop. Areas that were focused on for security included the image processing and wireless communications modules.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering