Today we’ll present you our project.
As we can see in standard rescue, the first and major step is the localization’s step. And this localization could not be always easy in some cases. Indeed, a lot of hostile environments areas like flooded areas prevent a satisfactory location of victims. So, it would seem necessary to find a localization system adapted and efficient for rescuing and avoiding a possible risk for humans.
Our project was born from the idea that a UAV system is cheaper and smaller than helicopters, and so it could me deployed in a most important number. The project consists of creating a fully functional system (Ground Control Station, Quadcopter and maybe auto-charging system) for Search in hostile environment. The Ground Control Station is an equipped flight case with a computer for data logging, video and telemetry displaying and sending MAVLink commands; the UAV will be a MultiPilot32F4 and Navy 2012 system, with FrSky RC and 3DR 433MHz Telemetry and fiberglass Quadcopter, with a video camera and his gimbal. The auto-charging system is just an idea for the moment and had been inspired by induction and wireless energy transfer to avoid connectors (the drones should just land on an area to charge) but we’re thinking on the potential risk of interference on the radio link.
We’re going to do some posts in July to present you the construction of the project which have been created for French physics contest and which will be probably exposed on the National Physics salon of the contest.
Stynes and Lichard Torman