The Georgia Tech Aerial Robotics (GTAR) team took first place in the Spring 2011 International Micro Aerial Vehicle Competition, in Huntsville, Alabama. Georgia Tech took first in both the outdoor autonomy and outdoor flight dynamics competitions. The Micro Aerial Vehicles were restricted to 1m in the longest dimension.
The GTAR team consists of undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers from the School of Aerospace Engineering and the School of Electrical and Computer engineering. Lockheed Martin Associate Professor of Avionics Integration Eric Johnson in the School of Aerospace Engineering is the faculty advisor for the team.
Georgia Tech teamed with Atlanta area based Adaptive Flight, Inc. (AFI), who provided one of their Hornet micro unmanned rotorcraft systems. Georgia Tech modified the hardware and software for the two missions of the competition.
For more information on the contest, visit http://springimav2011.org/.
For more information on the team, visit http://uav.ae.gatech.edu.