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Team 2206

Team Members

Faculty Advisor

Nathanael Metke
Terry Zhao
Duy Le
Kevin Joshy

Ashwin Dani


Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

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Autonomous Search and Rescue Helicopter System Design

In this project, students will utilize the open-source flight control software PX4 to run an autonomous search and and rescue mission. This mission will be implemented utilizing OpenCV image processing library and model-based control system design engineering practices within the Simulink software package. Using an onboard camera, a quadcopter will search an area within a 30ft radius for the rescuee. Upon locating the rescuee, the quadcopter will perform a controlled approach to achieve a stable hover above the target point. At this stage, a retractable rescue hoist will be dropped to pull the victim to safety.