Indexed on: 24 Aug '11Published on: 24 Aug '11Published in: Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems
In this paper, we present the design and implementation of the wireless camera component, communications, and control components for a gun-launched, transformable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The transformable UAV is designed to be able to detect standard targets. In addition, the transformable UAV can be converted from a gun-launched projectile transformed to a UAV, and bevisually guided to a target. The implementation and design of the system presented in this paper addresses four tasks. The first task is the investigation of wireless components, including transmitter, receiver, and antenna. The second task is system implementation, i.e., the design and integration of the wireless components with the UAV Control. The third task is the implementation of the wireless camera component through installation of the video camera on the UAV for display on a PC. The last task is the demonstration of the wireless link and camera components of the transformable UAV system.