Project

# Title Team Members TA Documents Sponsor
42 eVTOL Drone
Chenyang Huang
Hongfan Liu
Xuan Chen
Zhengpu Ye
design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.docx
final_paper2.pdf
other1.pdf
other2.docx
proposal1.pdf
Jiahuan Cui
# Problem
Today, both the primary and secondary industries need to carry out technology-led industrial upgrading, in such a process, how to efficiently detect the work flow is a major problem. For example, in the fields of agricultural inspection, power line and infrastructure inspection, environmental protection and wildlife monitoring, an effective, high-speed and wide-ranging inspection method will increase the productivity and accuracy of related industries.

# Solution Overview
The solution we give is to develop an eVTOL drone that can meet a certain load bearing, set up corresponding communication modules and cameras for it, and transmit real-time data back to the data cloud we build on the server, so as to achieve a large range and long distance accurate detection.

# Solution Components
## Foam Board Body
The foam plate body provides lower weight, thus reducing energy consumption and ensuring adequate performance in terms of movement and acceleration, while it has good insulation, which can effectively reduce heat transfer and noise diffusion. During the engineering phase, its characteristics made the air frame easy to process and had good impact protection characteristics. At the same time, foam board is also a more economical and environmentally friendly approach.

## Power System
Internal micro controller for A/D conversion and initial signal processing ( Atmel atmega328
SIM Card Service )
Use SIM cards to provide identity authentication and data transmission in drone and cloud communications. SIM card technology allows drones to connect to a specific cellular network operator and use its network infrastructure to communicate remotely. In this way, the drone is not limited by distance, is able to perform long-distance missions, and can upload data to the cloud in real time. At the same time, it also ensures continuous connectivity between the drone and the cloud, and the drone can maintain a continuous network connection in the covered area. This allows for prolonged monitoring or data acquisition activities while enabling near real-time data analysis and decision support.

## Camera
Cameras rely on built-in image sensors, such as CMOS or CCD, to convert light into electronic signals. These sensors divide the screen into pixel points, each point can record color and brightness information, analog cameras will capture the image into analog signal output; The digital camera further converts the analog signal to A digital signal through an A/D (analog-to-digital) converter. By reducing its size through encoding and compression algorithms (such as H.264, H.265) to reduce the bandwidth requirements during transmission, the compressed video data can be transmitted through the SIM's cellular network and stored in the cloud.

# Criterion for Success
Our aircraft must be able to lift more than 2kg and maintain smooth horizontal and vertical flight, while our cloud needs to be stable and receive video information from drones flying on the road

3D Scanner

Peiyuan Liu, Jiayi Luo, Yifei Song, Chenchen Yu

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# Team Members

Yifei Song (yifeis7)

Peiyuan Liu (peiyuan6)

Jiayi Luo (jiayi13)

Chenchen Yu (cy32)

# 3D Scanner

# Problem

Our problem is how to design an algorithm that uses a mobile phone to take multiple angle photos and generate 3D models from multiple 2D images taken at various positions. At the same time, we will design a mechanical rotating device that allows the mobile phone to rotate 360 degrees and move up and down on the bracket.

# Solution Overview

Our solution for reconstructing a 3D topology of an object is to build a mechanical rotating device and develop an image processing algorithm. The mechanical rotating device contains a reliable holder that can steadily hold a phone of a regular size, and an electrical motor, which is fixed in the center of the whole system and can rotate the holder 360 degrees at a constant angular velocity.

# Solution Components

## Image processing algorithms

- This algorithm should be capable of performing feature detection which is essential for image processing. It should be able to accurately identify and extract relevant features of an object from multiple 2D images, including edges, corners, and key points.

- This algorithm should be designed to minimize the memory requirement and energy consumption, because mobile phones have limited memory and battery.

## Mechanical rotating system

Phone holder that can adjust its size and orientation to hold a phone steadily

Base of the holder with wheels that allows the holder to move smoothly on a surface

Electrical motor for rotating the holder at a constant angular velocity

Central platform to place the object

The remote-control device can be used to control the position of the central platform. Different types of motors and mechanisms can be used for up and down, such as the stepper motors, servo motors, DC motors, and AC motors.

# Criterion for Success

- Accuracy: The app should be able to produce a 3D model that is as accurate as possible to the real object, with minimal distortion, errors or noise.

- Speed: The app should be able to capture and process the 3D data quickly, without requiring too much time or processing power from the user's device.

- Output quality: The app should be able to produce high-quality 3D models that can be easily exported and used in other software applications or workflows.

- Compatibility: Any regular phone can be placed and fixed on the phone holder with a certain angle and does not come loose

- Flexibility: The holder with a phone must be able to rotate 360 degrees smoothly without violent tremble at a constant angular velocity

# Distribution of Work

Yifei Song

Design a mobile app and deploy a modeling algorithm to it that enables image acquisition and 3D modeling output on mobile devices.

Peiyuan Liu:

Design an algorithm for modeling 3D models from multiple view 2D images.

Jiayi Luo:

Design the remote-control device. Using the electrical motors to control the central platform of the mechanical rotating system.

Chenchen Yu:

Design the mechanical part. Build, test and improve the mechanical rotating system to make sure the whole device works together.