Quadrotors, also known as quadcopters or quadrotor helicopters, are unmanned aircraft that resemble helicopters with four propellers.
Their unique design lends itself to use in surveillance and reconnaissance in a variety of environments. The Air Force is asking participants to submit their ideas for how quadrotors can be used to perform certain actions autonomously; that is, with minimal human intervention.
The third and final project, “The Launch of GPS IIF,” will go live in October and will test participants to determine the most effective location within the GPS satellite constellation to launch the Air Force’s newest GPS satellite.
To find out more and to submit ideas, visit http://budurl.com/AirForceCollaborate
- What: The U.S. Air Force Collaboratory’s second project, “Mind of a Quadrotor”
- Who: Students, educators and innovators interested in working with Air Force leaders on designing autonomous quadrotor technology
- When: Now until October 31, 2013
- Where: http://budurl.com/Quadrotor