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Tuesday, April 24 • 10:15am - 10:35am
Quadcopter Crash Prevention Restraint (Q-CPR

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From package delivery to disaster relief to aerial photography, quadcopter applications have significantly expanded in recent years. The Joint Engineering Mechatronics Program is interested in developing quadcopter controls research opportunities at UNCA. Quadcopter testing, however, can be expensive and dangerous. Flying any quadcopter carries risks of crashing and damaging the quadcopter and its surroundings. Therefore, there is a need for a safe testing environment (test bed) that will confine the quadcopter, while still letting it rotate freely in all directions. The testing must produce the same results once the quadcopter is removed from the test bed and flown outside. The Quadcopter Crash Prevention Restraint (Q-CPR) project involved designing and fabricating a test bed for variety of small quadcopters used for research purposes. The Q-CPR allows rotation around each of the principal axes, known as the roll, pitch, and yaw directions. It also allows vertical motion. This device will allow the new research program to safely test control algorithms and expand educational options for engineering students.

Tuesday April 24, 2018 10:15am - 10:35am PDT
103 Rhoades Robinson