Project I

Campus UAV Project Requirements

  • FAA compliant as a small UAV class
  • meet safety requirements to be used in the public
  • 90 minute endurance
  • 5 mile data link range
  • autonomous flight control
  • takeoff and landing in less than 100 ft
  • quickly refueled/recharged
  • $5000 maximum budget limit per Air Vehicle
  • Campus UAV Project Derived Requirements

  • less than 55 lbs max gross take off weight
  • max 400 ft operating altitude
  • fixed wing with parachute recovery system
  • aerodynamically stable with triplex redundant flight controls
  • collision avoidance system
  • sensors capable of operation in clouds and light rain
  • 360 degree Field of View in negative elevations
  • GPS
  • video and acoustic data link
  • command and control link
  • flight termination link
  • Project Subsystems

  • Vechicle Management System
  • Air Vehicle
  • Payload & Processing
  • Communications & Networks
  • Mission Management & Control Systems
  • Production & Quality
  • Test, Evaluation & Operations