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Autonomous Hovering Helicopter

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Author: Mierau, Mike
Author: Tsai, Jimmy
Author: HAWCS Inc.
With the advent of global positioning systems and continued miniaturization of electronic components, computers of smaller payloads may be integrated as control systems on miniature aircraft. These miniaturized systems have recently provided infrared and video links to police and fire services to provide search and rescue assistance without the endangerment of human lives in the process. Further advances in navigation systems and feedback control are now being integrated by the Aerial Robotics Group (ARG) from Simon Fraser University School of Engineering Science in this course project, to provide the first step in the autonomous flight of a small unmanned helicopter. The objective of our project is to provide development in the initial stages of the autonomous helicopter in the form of self-hovering capabilities. 
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440.  Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem.  This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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