Presentation Title

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: The Future of Exploration

Faculty Mentor

Jayesh Bhakta

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 11:30 AM

Location

164

Session

poster 4

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

engineering_computer_science

Abstract

The study of celestial bodies has traditionally been conducted through the application of telescopes and satellites. However, due to the advantages that unmanned aerial vehicle technology provides, drones are now being used as scientific instrumentation for planetary exploration. Drones can be used in many applications due to their ease of deployment, low maintenance cost, high-mobility and ability to hover-- they can monitor more often than satellites, take more detailed pictures, and are less obstructed.

The purpose of this project was to create a drone homogenous to those employed during emergency and disaster operations, using Arduino software to store and transmit data. Some of the applications that emergency response drones are required to achieve in GPS denying environments include: emergency communication, monitoring of accidents, monitoring of natural disasters and searching for missing individuals. These are all strenuous scenarios that can be translated to those encountered in our space missions. Using this standard helped us narrow down our hardware focus to modules that could transmit data on movement, environment, tracking and surveillance.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: The Future of Exploration

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The study of celestial bodies has traditionally been conducted through the application of telescopes and satellites. However, due to the advantages that unmanned aerial vehicle technology provides, drones are now being used as scientific instrumentation for planetary exploration. Drones can be used in many applications due to their ease of deployment, low maintenance cost, high-mobility and ability to hover-- they can monitor more often than satellites, take more detailed pictures, and are less obstructed.

The purpose of this project was to create a drone homogenous to those employed during emergency and disaster operations, using Arduino software to store and transmit data. Some of the applications that emergency response drones are required to achieve in GPS denying environments include: emergency communication, monitoring of accidents, monitoring of natural disasters and searching for missing individuals. These are all strenuous scenarios that can be translated to those encountered in our space missions. Using this standard helped us narrow down our hardware focus to modules that could transmit data on movement, environment, tracking and surveillance.