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WestCoastUAV

WestCoastUAV is a Perth-based team developing and operating a UAV for the 2018 UAV Challenge.

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Ben Dellar

Autonomous Imaging to Find Joe

A key challenge for the 2018 challenge is detecting a landing site without any human intervention. We are given his approximate location with plus or minus 100m accuracy and have to accurately locate an A2 sized target to better then... Continue Reading →

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Can We Dock in Mid Air?

A small quad-copter does not have the speed or range to complete the entire 2018 mission and a large fixed wing aircraft cannot land at the remote landing site. One concept is to carry a small quad-copter on a larger... Continue Reading →

Kicking off the 2018 Challenge

The 2018 Challenge rules are out and West Coast UAV is eagerly exploring strategies to successfully achieve the mission outlined: Outback Joe is at his property in remote Queensland, Australia and has been feeling unwell. He has had a remote... Continue Reading →

Major Milestone : Comms Network Controls Multiple UAVs

The team achieved one of our major milestones during testing on the weekend, controlling multiple UAVs through a multi-point comms network. One of the main challenges for our mission will be establishing reliable communications between our ground station and the... Continue Reading →

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