The Distributed Aerospace Systems and Control Laboratory (B203 FXB Building, Department of Aerospace Engineering) is a 7m x 7m x 9.5 m lab space directed by Dimitra Panagou.
The lab is equipped with a state-of-the-art fleet of small UAVs, namely six Hummingbirds and one Firefly from Ascending Technologies, two Solos from 3D Robotics, and a motion capture system (14 VICON cameras) for high precision object tracking. The motion capture system is effective in a volume of 7m x 7m x 5.5m and provides low-latency (2.5 msec) and high accuracy measurements of the vehicles position and attitude. The UAVs are equipped with onboard cameras for stereo vision, IMUs, GPS receivers, wireless communication links. Additionally, a drone LiDAR from Velodyne (Puck 16 Lite) and a range sensor from Leddartech are available in the lab.
Aerial vehicles and sensors available at DASC Lab.
Our group has obtained permission to conduct outdoors flights over the Wave Field (next to the FXB Building, Aerospace Engineering) at North Campus. Here is an example of fully autonomous dynamic coverage of the Wave Field: