30 Aug '13, 6pm

NASA Tech Briefs Smallest-Ever Autopilot for Micro Aerial Vehicles: Researchers at the Nethe... #research #design

Smallest-Ever Autopilot for Micro Aerial Vehicles Friday, August 30 2013 advertisement: Researchers at the Netherlands' Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) have designed, built, and tested what they say is the world's smallest autopilot for small unmanned aircraft. The open source autopilot is called Lisa/S, and weighs in at 1.9 grams - over 30 grams less than its predecessor - and measures 2 cm by 2 cm. The TU Delft researchers programmed new software called Superbitrf, which keeps the autopilot connected to a ground station and a normal RC transmitter at the same time. The smaller, lighter autopilot allows a micro aerial vehicle (MAV) to stay up in the air longer and carry heavier cameras and sensors - making it easier to use MAVs for search and rescue missions. View the discussion thread. blog comments powered by DISQUS back to top

Full article: http://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/17164

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thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 30 Aug '13, 11am

Next week sees the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) show return to Millbrook, with Transport Minister Norman Baker confirmed...