SUAVE

SUAVE

The objective of this project is to design and build a fully autonomous quad-rotor called Smart Unmanned Aerial for Exploration (SUAVE) which will be used to participate in the Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Competition at the 2014 Ohio UAS Conference to be held in Dayton, Ohio from Aug. 26-28, 2014. The project will utilize 3D Robotics airframe and off-the-shelf sensors, wireless communication devices, motors, micro-controllers, and some specialized sensors such as laser scanner. The project will involve integrating all the components, designing fixtures for specialized components, designing software interfaces for different sensor and communication devices with the onboard and off-board computers, developing localization and navigation algorithms for indoor environments, and finally extensively testing the system in the laboratory environment.