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World’s first live air quality monitoring and mapping UAV. This UAV has a onboard air quality measurement sensor which record the quality of air and also transmit that data to the ground station. Using this system air quality of remote areas as well as inaccessible areas can be checked. HF650 UAV has Autopilot onboard which allow the UAV to operate completely autonomous without any pilot input from takeoff to landing the HF650 UAV preform all the task by itself. The autopilot can take more than 1000 waypoints in form of GPS coordinates and can follow them as per programmed. Having failsafe is another safety feature which HF650 has, it can return to home whenever commanded from ground station or from radio control. At low battery, the HF650 also return to home point automatically, fail safe can also be triggered in the condition of signal loos from ground station or radio control. Having 60 min of flight tile gives plenty of air quality reading and it can cover 200 hectare of area in single flight having side lap of 80m in each flight lines.
Why do we use it?
Where does it come from?
Our team, set out to bring greater awareness and safety to the flying of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) at Zero gravity. Many people have a knee-jerk fear of drones, largely built up by negative media coverage. But when piloted safely, they can open up opportunities for research and art. Our Deep Dive’s goal is to increase understanding of UAVs and encourage widespread conversation, implemented with awareness and respect of the pre-existing concerns on campus. We prototyped both physical and social solutions to the problem zone brought to us. We proceeded from a “soft drone” covered in fake fur, to a miniature drone dome to shield propellers, to finally a website serving as an online UAV information hub. Our final prototype was all the more robust for the different angles we took to address the problem.