Schedule - 30 Aug 2013
Key tests and milestones:


  1. Systems & Operations

    1. Systems Architecture Document
    2. User Manual
    3. Mission Planning
    4. Whole mission test

  2. Airframe

    1. Manual flight
    2. X-8 Flight & Catapult Launch
    3. Bottle Drop
    4. Extended testing in variety of conditions, and battery life

  3. Autopilot

    1. Basic autonomous flight and comms
    2. Implement Outback Challenge FailSafe Routines
    3. Build custom Failsafe Device
    4. Failsafe Device and Autopilot Integration
    5. Extended Comms Test

  4. Imaging System

    1. Basic aerial photography
    2. Image capture with on board computer
    3. Image scanning algorithm
    4. Listening to Autopilot downlink to get GPS location
    5. Image sending protocol
    6. 3G link
    7. Integration into Rapberry Pi onboard computer
    8. Testing
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