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Cellular Network UAV Nic McDonald Grant Ayers. Electric Helicopter Length: 48” Flying Weight: 5.4 lbs. Payload: ~3 lbs. ALIGN TREX 600 ESP.

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1 Cellular Network UAV Nic McDonald Grant Ayers

2 Electric Helicopter Length: 48” Flying Weight: 5.4 lbs. Payload: ~3 lbs. ALIGN TREX 600 ESP

3 Hardware Implementation USB Serial Analog I2CI2C I2CI2C USB Serial PWM

4 Software Implementation Private Ground Station: Central Processing Unit:Sensor & Servo Processing Unit: TCP/IP server for command & status link. TCP/IP server for webcam link. Main flight control system. Serial interface to SPU. USB interface to webcam. Command & status decoding & encoding. Sensor data reporting and retrieval. Management of sensor control (power, sensitivity, etc.). Generation of pulse width modulation (PWM) for servo positioning. Public Ground Station: TCP/IP command & status link. Manual flight control. Autonomous flight control. Aircraft webcam video viewer. Aircraft and flight statistics viewer.

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6 ItemDescription/NotesStatusVendorCostTotals Vehicle: Align Trex 600Electric helicopter & etc. In processL-3$2,000 Helicommand 3AStabilization system In processL-3$500 $2,500 Central Processing Unit: VIA ARTiGO A1000Mini x86 SystemGot itVIA$250 1GB SO-DIMM RAMx86 MemoryGot itVIA$45 2.5" 80GB SATAx86 Hard driveGot itNewegg$40 $335 Sensor & Servo Processing Unit: Atmega1280Arduino MegaGot itSparkfun$65 Peripherals: Cell Network ModemUSBBorrowing itBuddy$100 Logitech C200 WebcamUSB Amazon$30 Locosys LS20031 GPSSerial Sparkfun$60 Ultrasonic Range FinderSerial, Analog, PWMGot itSparkfun$30 3-Axis AccelerometerAnalogGot itSparkfun$20 HMC6352 CompassI2C Sparkfun$35 Temperature SensorI2C Sparkfun$6 $281 $3,181 Bill of Materials

7 Risks Crash Prevention Progressive build process. Testing, testing, testing! Interface to helicopter is only theoretically known. Get the hardware figured out early. Testing the interface thoroughly before flight. Not 100% sure we’ll get the helicopter and stabilization kit Beg, borrow, and steal! Loss of link and high latency Design aircraft software for autonomous flight. Use fail safes (timed hover and land) for complete link loss.

8 QUESTIONS?


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