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By Aswin Balasubramaniam, Electrical Engineering Technology; Jingbin Yang, Computer Engineering
Advisor: Arthur Helmicki
Presentation ID: AM_D35
Abstract: The popularity of the DJI systems has piqued the interest of many hobbyists and industry experts, to use them in various remote sensing applications. Remote sensing is the process of acquiring information about an object using available sensors without making physical contact with it. Cameras and LiDAR are the most commonly used sensors onboard UAVs. First responders use UAVs to record videos and images of various emergency situations. Bridge inspectors use UAVs to capture high-resolution images of the structure to analyze them in detail. Farmers use UAVs and multispectral cameras to assess crop damages. City planners use UAVs to map large cities to aid in city planning. The list goes on and on as the applications of a UAV and a camera is bounded by the user's imagination. The Mission Box is a portable console that aids the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) UAS center in surveillance and inspection missions. These missions include but are not limited to infrastructure inspections (bridges and buildings), surveillance of a construction project, and natural disaster surveillance (landslides). It is a multi functional platform that will aid remote pilots to store Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) /Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) data, stream video captured using UAVs and program UAVs to efficiently capture images of structures to build their 3D model.