Development of Ant-Plane UAVs for observation and scientific missions in Antarctica

Shin Ichiro Higashino, Minoru Funaki, Naohiko Hirasawa

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Abstract

A small low-cost UAV named "Ant-Plane UAV" has developed. It is intended to be used in Antarctica mainly for preliminary route investigation for ground expedition by taking aerial photographs or movies. The UAV system is required to be operated by nonspecialists in low temperature environment down to -20 degrees Celsius. It is also required to carry camera system and to fly more than 100km for route investigation. Development of the hardware and software of an autonomous flight control module and ground station software are emphasized, while off-the-shelf products which meet temperature requirement are used as much as possible for most of the parts to keep the development cost low. This paper shows details of the Ant-Plane UAV and the results of the preliminary demonstration flights in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 2007 AIAA InfoTech at Aerospace Conference
Pages482-489
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 5 2007
Event2007 AIAA InfoTech at Aerospace Conference - Rohnert Park, CA, United States
Duration: May 7 2007May 10 2007

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 2007 AIAA InfoTech at Aerospace Conference
Volume1

Other

Other2007 AIAA InfoTech at Aerospace Conference
CountryUnited States
CityRohnert Park, CA
Period5/7/075/10/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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