Cambridge University Unmanned Air Systems Society

Cambridge University Unmanned Air Systems Society

The Cambridge University Unmanned Air Systems Society (CUUASS) designs, builds, and tests completely autonomous fixed-wing aircraft (i.e. UAVs or ‘drones’).

 

I was the co-founder and head of control and electrical systems for CUUASS, responsible for developing the entire set of autonomous control systems, such as stability augmentation, waypoint navigation, and autonomous take-off and landing. Additionally, I was responsible for the electrical sub-system design used on-board our aircraft.

 

I developed a complete six-degree-of-freedom flight simulator using C# and Unity, to simulate the aircraft’s dynamics, rapidly design and test control systems, as well as to visual the results in a simulated 3D environment. Click here for a video giving a brief overview of the simulator’s features.

 

Check out our Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/cuuass

 

Some pictures of the drone’s development:

 

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