Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

group

Poster Session; 5-minute Oral Presentation; 10-minute Oral Presentation

Authors' Class Standing

Eugenie Fontaine, Junior Christopher Gutierrez, Junior Eric Osorio, Senior Nicolas Prulhiere, Junior Philip Giuliano, Junior

Lead Presenter's Name

Eugenie Camille Fontaine

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Mihhail Berezovski

Abstract

The team is creating a simulation environment for autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to increase productivity and eliminate the hardware and financial risk for companies undergoing field tests. A team-developed code inputs and receives data from UAV software, which generates the simulation using computer physics. Whoever uses this program can choose their own payload and weather parameters and will not require any hardware to perform the mission. Running Software in the Loop makes this possible but requires extensive testing and an understanding of how separate programs communicate with each other. Another challenge is making the program modular, meaning that the system’s applications are changeable and personalized to various requirements. The resulting design is a program that tests a UAV model under chosen scenarios, runs the simulation, and provides output data so that better predictions of a mission’s chances of success can be made.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

No

Share

COinS
 

Simulation Environment for Autonomous UAV

The team is creating a simulation environment for autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to increase productivity and eliminate the hardware and financial risk for companies undergoing field tests. A team-developed code inputs and receives data from UAV software, which generates the simulation using computer physics. Whoever uses this program can choose their own payload and weather parameters and will not require any hardware to perform the mission. Running Software in the Loop makes this possible but requires extensive testing and an understanding of how separate programs communicate with each other. Another challenge is making the program modular, meaning that the system’s applications are changeable and personalized to various requirements. The resulting design is a program that tests a UAV model under chosen scenarios, runs the simulation, and provides output data so that better predictions of a mission’s chances of success can be made.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.