Title

Multicopter Testbed for Computer Vision Applications

Presenter Information

Chris Seto

Department

Computer Science

Major

Computer Engineering

Research Advisor

Yin, Zhaozheng

Second Advisor's Department

Computer Science

Funding Source

Lockheed Martin

Abstract

This research project demonstrated how a rotary wing "multicopter" aircraft could be used as a platform to carry sensors, computers and other data collection and analysis systems to complete a multitude of tasks that would be costly or dangerous for full sized, manned aircraft. These tasks are computer vision centric, and are related to the evaluation of ground based items such as buildings, railroad tracks or even crowds of people through the use of airborne cameras mounted on the aircraft. During this project, a multicopter was constructed, tested and confirmed to be suitable for such tasks.

Biography

Chris is a sophomore of CompE from Chesterfield, MO. He has 4 years of experience in the field of unmanned aircraft flight controls, and independently consults in the UAV field professionally. In addition, Chris works on other research projects at MST specializing in mechanical process control using embedded electronics.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

03 Apr 2013, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Multicopter Testbed for Computer Vision Applications

Upper Atrium/Hallway

This research project demonstrated how a rotary wing "multicopter" aircraft could be used as a platform to carry sensors, computers and other data collection and analysis systems to complete a multitude of tasks that would be costly or dangerous for full sized, manned aircraft. These tasks are computer vision centric, and are related to the evaluation of ground based items such as buildings, railroad tracks or even crowds of people through the use of airborne cameras mounted on the aircraft. During this project, a multicopter was constructed, tested and confirmed to be suitable for such tasks.