DIPLOMA IN AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS (S90)
SP Aero 2 won 2nd Runner-Up for the Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Challenge (AAVC) 2018 which took place from 22nd to 24th November 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand
SP Aero 2 comprised of the following students below and was led by Mr Danny Lee and Mr Chua Boon Leong.
|DASE||3||LIU YUFAN |
|DASE||3||LE HONG PHUC|
|DASE||3||CHIAM YAO JI|
|DASE||3||ROYDEN TEH YI HENG |
|DASE||3||JO RAVIN IBARAT CADIZ JR |
The team successfully completed their mission of deploying 2 drones (one mothership and the other drone to drop the payload) at the same time from the launch area to search for a human-like target in a large paddy field, a size approximately 2-3 football fields with tall grasses and decoys. The objective was to use the drone to deliver a first aid kit weighting 1kg to the target which was an injured personnel.
Challenges encountered by the team included poor video transmission (flickering of live video stream from on-board camera which made it difficult to locate the target), as well as momentary cut-off of radio transmission between drone and remote transmitter at certain blind spots where there is no control of the drone by remote pilot. As such, the drone had to fall back on the programmed waypoints to continue flying. This is one of the most challenging applied learning scenario for UAVs in competitions.
SP Aero 2 receiving their prize from Professor Nat Vorayos, Dean of Faculty of
Engineering, Chiang Mai University
Group photo of SP Aero 2 with the flying machines
Group photo of SP Aero 1 and SP Aero 2 with the flying machines