Students1: M. Bakker, R.H.S. Bruinen, P.D. Evers, H.G. Goossens, F.G.G. van Hellenberg Hubar, L.P. Maaskant, J.C. Oostelbos, R.R. van der Werf,
W.H. van der Woerdt and H.M. Yildizturan
Project tutor: dr.ir. B.G.H. Gorte
Coaches: ir. G.J. van Zwieten, ir. S.S. Soudarissanane
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are becoming increasingly useful in society. A large spectrum of applications are covered both by aeronautical and spatial UAVs. These applications vary in military field from reconnaissance to attack and in the increasing civil market from fire fighting to crowd control and observation. Numerous designs have been build to cover this range of different applications. While large and expensive UAVs operate in many theaters, there is a need for local intelligence gathering using small, low cost and often disposable UAV platforms. The use of UAVs is currently limited by the cost of the systems and the need for skilled operators of the equipment.
This resulted in the following mission need statement:
With a group of ten students, in ten weeks time, design a small UAV that produces aerial imagery, which can be operated by untrained users and which will have such low production costs that it can be used as a disposable product.
This summary aims to give an overview of the total project and focuses on the detailed design of the system. After a review of the requirements and concept selection, a design of the different subsystems of the Kamicam will be explained. Finally some conclusions and recommendations will be made.
The paper of this project is available as a PDF-document here.