P17231: Multispectral Imaging Drone
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Problem Definition

Table of Contents

Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase

Project Summary

Traditionally, archaeologists use satellite imagery from the government to provide maps of their site. However, RGB images from these satellites don’t always provide the information that archaeologists are after. A cost-effective solution is to put multiple types of imaging sensors on an unmanned aerial system (UAS). These sensors should include multispectral (including RGB and near-IR) and far-infrared (FIR) sensors. The multispectral and infrared cameras, when used together, can detect chlorophyll which can help determine the health of vegetation in an area. If plants in an area are not healthy, it can serve as an indicator that a man-made structure lies underneath. Moreover, the FIR camera can provide information about thermal anomalies lying under the earth, further signifying to the archaeologist that there may be something of interest under the earth.

The main goals of this project are to come up with a fully integrated system with multiple imaging sensors that detect many different wavelengths of light, keep the system small enough so that it can be easily transported, and provide enough “fly-time” for an archaeologist to collect the data that he or she needs. The expected result is a functional prototype which can be used by professionals to determine the locations of unknown subterranean features. The resulting design and prototype needs to be delivered on-time, within the specified budget, and tested in a manner that complies with FAA regulations.

Problem Statement

Stakeholders

Stakeholder Position
Dr. Bill Middleton Primary Customer: Archaeologist
Center for Imaging Science: UAS Lab Specific Interest Group
Leah Bartnik Student

Use Cases

Use Cases

Use Cases

Use Cases

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Customer Requirements (Needs)

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Customer Requirements Image

Customer Requirements

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

Constraints

Constraints

Constraints

Constraints

House of Quality

Design Review Materials

Presentation

Plans for next phase

Gantt Chart

Gantt Chart

Team objectives for next three weeks:

Imaging Three Week Plan

Mechanical Three Week Plan

Electrical Three Week Plan


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