Unmanned Aircraft System Swarm for Radiological and Imagery Data Collection

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
The purpose of this project is to develop a multi-unmanned aerial system (UAS) to aid in forensic collection and analysis efforts in a post-nuclear blast, by providing a radiation gradient heat-map and live video overwatch of the area. A multidisciplinary team of West Point cadet and six faculty advisors took on this challenge as part of a senior level academic capstone project….
Small Unmanned Aircraft System, Quadrotor, Ground Control Station, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencies, Gamma Radiation, Fixed Wing Aircraft, Flight Testing, Mid Air Collision, Density Altitude, Pilot
Andrew Kopeikin, Samuel Heider, Dominic Larkin, Christopher Korpela, Ricardo Morales and James E. Bluman. "Unmanned Aircraft System Swarm for Radiological and Imagery Data Collection," AIAA 2019-2286. AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum. January 2019.