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Autonomous Quadrotor Safety System

The safety system consists of two features:The first part is a system monitor that runs on the quadrotor UAV flight computer to analyze system health. If a critical state is detected the module triggers a safety alert to initiate emergency behaviors like hover in place or emergency landing.The second part is a monitoring module on a base station computer that receives live data from a quadrotor UAV about its internal states (battery level, flight status, planned behavior, etc.) via a wireless link. The module has to monitor and analyze the incoming data and make emergency notifications to the operator, if a critical event occurs (e.g. battery power is bellow critical threshold, or the vehicle is exceeded its pre-programed maximum range).
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
NPO-49233-1
Patent Status: 
U.S. Government Purpose Release
Agency
NASA
Region
Far West
State: 
California
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