The aim of the IMS quadrocopter project was to develop a GPS-positioned floating platform for video recording.
Quadrocopters are versatile devices. Because of their relatively simple architecture and easy regulation, they can be built at very reasonable cost. Thus, they are often used as floating platforms for observation and inspection tasks.
The aim of the IMS quadrocopter project was to develop a GPS-positioned floating platform for video recording. To realise this, a weight optimized supporting structure was built using CFRP sandwich construction technique. For functional reasons, the camera mount was integrated into the landing skid. Besides drive system modifications, these measures led to a significant operation time extension of up to 25 minutes flying time. Further aspects were also analysed during the project, like for example the precision of waypoint regulation with GPS coordinates in relation to surrounding building topologies.
The two following videos were made by student teams in 2012 and 2013. More videos are available on our Youtube-Channel.