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Old Jun 10, 2006, 08:39 PM
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UCSD's AUVSI entry

Hey guys, the AUVSI challenge is on, we have shipped our plane. Reliable autonomous navigation is no problem. More posts and updates to come. I hope the other competitors are upping the bar, because we definitely are.

Competition website-
http://www.bowheadsupport.com/paxweb...rs/default.htm

More posts, pictures, and updates to follow.

David Klein
UCSD AUVSI Project Manager

I'll post pictures of our plane and our technical paper on Wednesday evening.
Hint- 12' wingspan, all composite construction, 86cc gasoline powered, advanced autopilot installed and working reliably.
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 03:07 AM
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I look forward to you updating this with more information!
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Old Jun 27, 2006, 07:47 PM
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Any updates yet David?
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Old Jun 30, 2006, 11:08 AM
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Not sound like an internet malcontent but I brought this up last year to the people running the AUVSI competition why would they have a sponsor that forbids any autonomous aided flight?
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Old Jun 30, 2006, 12:29 PM
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Not sound like an internet malcontent but I brought this up last year to the people running the AUVSI competition why would they have a sponsor that forbids any autonomous aided flight?
I'm not sure what you mean? Who is the sponsor that "fordids any autonomous aided flight"?
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Old Jun 30, 2006, 12:37 PM
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Hm, which sponsor?

If you're referring to the AMA link on the main site... Most of the teams bring stock or modified RC aircraft, so AMA rules are used since they are geared toward this size aircraft (excepting autopilot control). This provides a well-defined standard for keeping the planes flying safely. Where AMA has closed the door on autopilots, this competition requires all LOS operation and a manual override (independent of the autopilot). Also, if the RC system loses link, failsafe is set to a hard-over crash maneuver. The autopilot is always the least trusted item (as opposed to Predator which goes into a holding orbit when comm's are lost, for example).

Maybe that helps explain the AMA logo...

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Old Jul 01, 2006, 02:53 AM
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Well, we placed fifth. We were the highest placing first year team. I was a little disapointed in our performance. We had a wireless video failure on the flightline, and thus brought back no video, and no target recognition. We really didn't get to show all of our true capabilities. But there is always next year. We did a lot of development and our students are really eager to get back at it. Next year will be great.
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Old Jul 01, 2006, 02:54 AM
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Old Jul 05, 2006, 08:45 AM
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Well, we placed fifth. We were the highest placing first year team. I was a little disapointed in our performance. We had a wireless video failure on the flightline, and thus brought back no video, and no target recognition. We really didn't get to show all of our true capabilities. But there is always next year. We did a lot of development and our students are really eager to get back at it. Next year will be great.
Come on David, you forgot to mention the aerobatics UCSD's bird did some wild manuevers when the autopilot was first engaged which was fun for the spectators.

A great showing by all the teams who were there with a plane, that in itself is a great accomplishment!
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Old Jul 05, 2006, 11:08 AM
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Dan,

Yes, I do see the Aircraft Requirements-Safety, section I the rules section about complying with the AMA Safety Code.
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