Unmanned Ground Team

Objectives:

  1. Differentiate and go between colored flags
  2. Operate only in authorized boundaries
  3. Avoid obstacles on the course
  4. Navigate to 8 GPS waypoints
  5. Carry a 20 lb. payload
       ...all autonomously!
 
2) Develop a research platform for future Unmanned Systems students including:
  1. Tele-operation capability
  2. Robust, varied terrain platform
  3. Recording and transmitting all sensory data

 The Vehicle:

 1) Chassis Design
  1. 3.5' x 4' x 1.5' chassis
  2. 4-Wheel drive
  3. 18-inch tired
  4. Skid steering
 2) Localization
  1. On-board GPS
  2. Inertial Measurement Unit sensors
  3. Encoders
 3) Mapping
  1. Laser scanner
  2. Sonar equipment
  3. Digital cameraas
  4. A-Star navigation system
 4) Electrical
  1. Four electric scooter motors
  2. Motor controllers
  3. 12V Dual Lithium Ion battery
  4. Electrical power monitor
  5. Rasberrry Pi and Arduino Due processors
  6. DC-DC Converter power distribution
Team Members:

Madison Fortenberry
Duncan Calvert
Kevin Van Landingham
Bryan Rhodes
Mark Shipps Jr

Important Dates: 

Competing June 6th - 9th


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