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Title: High speed terrorist air fighter
Authors: Kaleem, Sayed
Khan, Afroz
Fodkar, Salman
Dakhway, Sufiyan
Mulla, Saeed Ahmed
Khan, Abdul Hakim
Keywords: Project Report - EE
Issue Date: May-2015
Publisher: AIKTC
Abstract: The military use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has grown because of their ability to operate in dangerous locations while keeping their human operators at a safe distance. The larger UAVs also provide a reliable long duration, cost effective, platform for reconnaissance as well as weapons. They have grown to become an indispensable tool for the military. The question we posed for our project was whether small UAVs also had utility in military and commercial/industrial applications. We postulated that smaller UAVs can serve more tactical operations such as searching a village or a building for enemy positions. Smaller UAVs, on the order of a couple feet to a meter in size, should be able to handle military tactical operations as well as the emerging commercial and industrial applications and our project is attempting to validate this assumption. To validate this assumption, my team considered many different UAV designs before we settled on creating a Quadcopter. The payload of our Quadcopter design includes a camera and telemetry that will allow us to watch live video from the Quadcopter on a laptop that is located up to 2 miles away. We are presently in the final stages of building the Quadcopter but we still improving our design to allow us to have longer flight times and better maneuverability. We are currently experimenting with new software so that we will not have to control the Quadcopter with an RC controller but will instead operate by sending commands from a remote laptop. Our project has verified that it is possible to build a small-scale Quadcopter that could be used for both military and commercial use. Our most significant problems to date have been an ambitious development schedule coupled with very limited funds. These constraints have forced compromise in components selected and methods used for prototype development. Our team’s Quadcopter prototype is a very limited version of what could be created in a production facility using more advanced technology. Currently our Quadcopter has achieved only tethered flight because it cannot maintain a stable position when flying. Our next step is to fix the software so that we can achieve controllable untethered flight. We are also working on integrating our own Graphical User Interface (GUI) which will allow us to have direct control over all systems. Although there are many enhancements that we could do to the design, we have proven that it is possible to produce a small scale UAV that performs functions of interest to the military as well as commercial/industrial applications.
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