Subsystem Build & Test
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Team Vision for Subsystem Level Build & Test PhaseSummarize:
- During this phase our team received all of the parts that we ordered and assembled the small drone using the purchased connectors to integrate the small drone with the flight controller. We then successfully were able to link all necessary components together to perform our first test flight. Along with this, the team also set a goal of performing our inaugural flight with the small test drone to demonstrate the capabilities of the Pixhawk and Mission Planner software.
- The team was able to perform sensor calibration experiments. The data collected for registration and characterization will be used for future image processing, ultimately producing the output site map.
Test Results Summary
The first test flight was completed after some troubleshooting of minor issues with the Mission Planner software, as well as the physical setup of the drone, itself - particularly related to the incorrect propellers being used. After having the drone properly assembled the first flight attempt was not successful due to instability in the drone. The drone was not able to maintain its stability while trying to leave the ground and is an issue that needs to be researched and corrected during the next phase.Gantt Chart
Risk and Problem TrackingRisk Assessment Problem Tracking
Functional Demo Materials
Plans for next phaseAs a team, we would like to finalize control system testing with our small test drone, integrate our control system with the DJI S1000 that will be the vehicle for our finished product, and test the full flight system once it's built. We would also like to finalize the gimbal design and assemble our design with waterjetted carbon fiber parts. Additionally, we need to test our multithreading method for directing data flow coming from both of our imaging sensors.