DURIP award granted

March 24, 2017

We just got a DURIP award to build a scaled-down airspace physical simulator. This testbed will consist of an indoor flight-test area equipped with a motion capture system and an ultra-wideband (UWB) radio-based positioning system to provide scalable indoor positioning for large-scale UAS fleets, a large number of heterogeneous vehicles to provide high-fidelity physical simulation of real airspace that would also allow development of vehicle-agnostic algorithms, a flexible wireless communication framework to permit experiments with centralized and decentralized algorithms, control stations to manage the simulated airspace and perform mission control, and a rapid prototyping workshop to facilitate the logistics of equipment. The press release can be found here.