This is an undergraduate based project primarily interested in the progression of autonomous technology. Our goal is to fully automate the control of a helicopter in 3D space. Helicopters allow the precise control of camera views and are superior to fixed wing aircraft which do not have the capability to hover.
Our hope is that the ST Aerial Recon will be able to bridge the gap between cost effective monitoring and ease of use for anyone with basic point and click computer skills. With advanced 3-axis accelerometers, gyros and magnetometers we are able to relieve the remote operator of the difficult task of maintaining a stable flight. With the computer keeping the unit stable it is just up to the user to program the flight path into the computer and decide what needs to be filmed.
Visit the site at swisstech.ca/aerialrecon.ca/