Project

Small UAV systems for observation and data-acquisition

Duration
01 February 2007 → 31 January 2009
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Control systems, robotics and automation
    • Nanotechnology
    • Aerospace engineering
    • Design theories and methods
    • Mechatronics and robotics
    • Composites and hybrid materials
    • Computer hardware
    • Computer theory
    • Scientific computing
    • Other computer engineering, information technology and mathematical engineering
Keywords
micro sensors micro air vehicle inspection unmanned aerial vehicle system aerodynamics composite materials autonomous control
 
Project description

The purpose of this project is the development of a small UAV system for observation in the framework of a future university spin-off. The UAV-system application is focused on visual inspection of the corridor along pipelines. It consists of the development of a proof-of-concept vehicle, autonomous control system included, and activities related to valorisation (business plan, etc).