2015 winter semester team i-Pochi 5thDecember 02, 2015


We started to work on our automated control system of the quad copter. We will program the microcomputer so that the aircraft will maintain designated altitude by itself. The system will collect altitude data from ultrasound distance sensor and adjusts its altitude by controlling the thrust via PID. There are great amount of vibration, so large that the aircraft will almost hit the ground, but we have managed to adjust the PID so it would stay fairly stably.
For the JPEG camera, we tried to read the data directly from the camera. We could see that the camera is sending a sound data, so we now know for sure that the camera is functioning properly. We will now work on a program that could save the data to SD card.

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Tomoyuki Yamasaki