Tracking and navigation of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft without a human pilot. It usesaerodynamic forces to lift and can carry a lethal or nonlethal payload. Our aimis to calculate payload carried by UAV and devise a path planning algorithmfor autonomous UAV using Gyroscope and GPS sensors. The path planningalgorithm uses the values from these sensors so that UAV will travel from sourceto destination autonomously without the need of any human interaction.UAV requires source and destination location for path planning algorithm. UAVtakes source location from GPS satellite using GPS sensor and destination locationfrom android phone using bluetooth connectivity. Afterwards, it finds straightpath distance and waypoints between source and destination. Path planningalgorithm uses these waypoints for autonomous navigation of UAV. UAV continuouslysends HTTP request consisting of its location (latitude and longitude)to ground station using GPRS module for tracking purpose. We are logging thisinformation in Google Spreadsheet so that we can monitor the path followed byUAV in Google map from ground station.
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