I am a university student in my second year at the University of Surrey. We have been assigned a project as part of a second year module with the brief:
‘Design and construct a device capable of delivering a payload of water to a target area at
altitude, for use in a fire-suppression application. Submissions will be assessed based on
their performance in a simulated emergency situation.’
My team and I have come up with a solution fulfilling all the specifications provided with the brief of using a quadcopter. Due to the design having to be fully autonomous and a small budget of £250 we have been looking for a control system that will allow us to complete the mission without any human interaction from the initial take off to landing. Arducopter was something we found and I was wondering if this would have the appropriate qualities for the job?
Is there a particular accuracy the system as as well as we have to deliver the payload to a small target zone of [ 600mm x 400mm ]
The target zone is positioned 60m down a flight zone and we also have to have a method of releasing the payload, also autonomously. We require a system to guide the quadcopter to the target zone and deliver the payload. Any information or ideas would be much appreciated.