Rotary-Wing Open Source Autonomous Miniature (ROSAM) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Design and Implementation for the 2012 AUVSI SUAS Competition
2012 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Student Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) Competition
The Rotary Open Source Autonomous Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (ROSAMUAV) team is using the Quadtavius quadrotor for the 2012 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Student Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) Competition. This document details the systems engineering for the development of the Quadtavious Unmanned Aerial System. This unique rotary-wing system is comprised of four parts: the airborne system, the payload system, the ground control station (GCS) and the imaging ground station (IGS). The airborne system is described with its subsystems: airframe and autopilot. The payload system is composed of payload avionics, payload control, and robust automatic target detection algorithms. The GCS includes autonomy supervision, Command and Control (C&C) and real-time response to actionable intelligence. The IGS integrates an autonomous target recognition and the real-time imagery display. These four components work together to create a robust and reliable system, and likely, the most unique of any seen at the AUVSI SUAS competition. Team ROSAM hopes to make history as the first quadrotor to complete the AUVSI SUAS mission. Team ROSAM is confident in their UAS and its ability to safely complete the mission. Team ROSAM’s UAV Quadtavious, is a unique blend of high-integrity avionics, durable light weight composite construction, rigorous testing and tuning, system validation and teamwork.
Bone, Jarret; Hoffer, Nathan; Dennis, Aaron; Coffin, Christopher M.; Bennett, Kason; and Chen, YangQuan Prof., "Rotary-Wing Open Source Autonomous Miniature (ROSAM) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Design and Implementation for the 2012 AUVSI SUAS Competition" (2012). AggieAir Publications. Paper 22.