Development of a Tethered Overscene Camera (TOC)
Sponsor: RSQ Systems
The objective of this project is to develop a tethered quad-copter UAS with multiple cameras, that can seamlessly integrate on to the roof of any emergency vehicle. The idea is to activate the platform via the vehicle’s dashboard or by a remote, which automatically lifts the TOC to a vertical height of up to 35 feet. Once airborne, the cameras record panoramic video of the emergency scene around the vehicle from a birds-eye view. The Ethernet-cable tether provides power to the TOC for persistent operation over long periods of time and high-speed wired data download, which is not vulnerable to cyber-security threats.
A flight demonstration of a tethered quadcopter
Students: Hunter Denton, Grant Erickson, David Coleman