Unmanned Systems Canada 2015

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Team GUARDIAN participated in the 2015 Unmanned Systems Canada competition which was held in Alma, Quebec. This year’s scenario is based on a train wreck that resulted in an oil spill near agriculture fields and infrastructure. Our team is required to survey the area to locate and identify damaged objects, train containers, and debris piles. 13 […]

Competition Bound!

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Team GUARDIAN’s flight crew is excited to be heading to Alma, Quebec to participate in the Flight Demonstration for the Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) competition! Amid the pressure of finals, several members were continuing working hard preparing our system to be ready for competition. We conducted several flight tests to ensure each system worked as we […]

Hugin II: The Maiden Voyage

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It was a cold, brisk Saturday morning in Vancouver. The members of team GUARDIAN slowly trickled into the lab, coffee in hand, eager to take our newest airframe on its maiden flight. Packing all our equipment and team members into the cars, we were ready to head to the flight field. The Hugin was assembled, […]

Meet the Hugin II

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While the Bormatec Majas (right) have served us faithfully during the last two years as our primary airframe for testing and competitions, their time in flights and enduring hard landings is showing its signs, meaning it is time for them to be retired. The EPP foam that it was constructed from allowed for quick repairs, […]

Eye in the Sky: Mapping the World from the Air

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written by Josh Vazquez Much of what Team GUARDIAN focuses on for competitions relies on the onboard vision system. Consisting of a Canon Rebel SL1 digital SLR camera, a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, and our image analysis software on the ground, the aircraft can communicate with the ground station to produce an accurate composite image […]

1st Official Blog Post! :D

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  Hello, Willkommen, Bonjour, Salam Alaykum, Olá! We had a really exciting flight test this Saturday, which makes it a good topic for our first blog post! We tested our new Scorpion Motor as well as the Carbon Fibre landing gear which just arrived in the mail this week. We’re very thankful to Scorpion for sponsoring us with […]