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AUTONOMOUS AERIAL POWER PLANT INSPECTION IN GPS-DENIED ENVIRONMENTS

AUTONOMOUS AERIAL POWER PLANT INSPECTION IN GPS-DENIED ENVIRONMENTS
PI: Angel Flores
Co-PI: Ahsan Choudhuri
Sponsor: US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Center for Space Exploration Technology Research (CSETR)
Amount awarded: $400,000

Given the challenges of power plant inspections, this project will develop both rotary wing flying robots for outdoor inspections, due to their station-keeping and vertical take-off capabilities, and airships for indoor inspection to prevent high thrust from stirring up particulates, which can create diffusion and scattering in the vision sensors.

Posting date: Wed, 06/27/2018

Award start date: Sat, 09/01/2018
Award end date: Tue, 08/31/2021