Monthly Archives: March 2014

Flight Testing and Failure Analysis

On March 16, we took to the skies for our first unrestricted flight test! In previous tests, we kept the drone tethered to the ground but now, the training wheels were off. Of course, a day of testing wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Obstacle Detection Using Sonar

The last thing we want our drone to do is crash into something in its path. How do we prevent this? Obstacle detection. However, image processing for obstacle detection may not be entirely effective. It is incredibly difficult to account … Continue reading

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Mid-Grant Technical Review Overview

After countless hours of preparation, our hard work finally paid off! The Mid-Grant Technical Review was a success and we learned a lot as a team. Various local farmers attended and provided us with helpful advice for us to keep … Continue reading

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February Progress Update

Navigation Control Team: This month, the Navigation Control Team had their first flight test. The stability/flight test was done using the joystick to lift the quadrotor drone a foot in the air. The drone tethered to the ground for safety … Continue reading

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