Development of an autonomous aerial reconnaissance system at Georgia tech

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The Georgia Tech Aerial Robotics (GTAR) team has developed a system to compete in the International Aerial Robotics Competition, organized by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems, International. The contest mission is divided into four levels. Level 1 is characterized by the need to fly an air vehicle under autonomous control for a distance of 3 kilometers. Level 2 requires an autonomous system to identify a building and open portals. Level 3 requires an autonomous system to enter a building and return a picture. Level 4 requires all levels to be completed by an autonomous system within 15 minutes. Each mission level must be completed before moving on to the next. In 2001, the team completed the first level of the overall mission, outperforming all other entrants and taking the lead in the contest, described here. In addition the GTAR approach to all levels of the contest mission is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1st UAV Conference
StatePublished - 2002
Event1st UAV Conference 2002 - Portsmouth, VA, United States
Duration: May 20 2002May 23 2002

Publication series

Name1st UAV Conference


Other1st UAV Conference 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortsmouth, VA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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