The Quad Cities Collaboration in Iowa set out to perform low altitude flight tests . The objective was to generate a remote display of a kite's orientation and location using only wirelss inertial and GPS sensors.
The result successfully monitored tri-axial acceleration, angular rate, magnetic field, and altitude from a distance of more than 200 meters. Visual representations of kite orientation and rotation were displayer in real-time using a custom interface developed in C++ and Linux.
Filed Under: Sensors (position + other)