Author

Kevin Wilson

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Miller, Gerald D. (Professor of electrical engineering)

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Electrical Engineering

Abstract

The project's goal is to design and build an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle whose view and instruments can be viewed from a computer. This airplane will allow for surveillance and casualty inspection. Currently a full size airplane or helicopter must be used to inspect an area that has been through a major casualty. For example, during a forest fire an airplane or helicopter must be used to search the area for survivors or people that are trapped. Wi th a low cost unmanned airplane, the search will be conducted faster and with fewer personnel. The Unmanned Aerial vehicle will also be used in situations where personnel would be in danger. During the nuclear accident at Chernobyl manned helicopters were used to inspect the damage, unfortunately the personnel on these helicopters were subjected to dangerous amounts of radiation. An unmanned aerial vehicle could have been used instead of the manned aircraft to protect the personnel from this harmful radiation.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

64 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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