Status Airway


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Project

Status Airway is a team of engineers, sponsored by San Diego Gas & Electric, tasked with developing a system capable of attaching components onto distribution lines by use of an unmanned aerial vehicle. In its constant pursuit of innovation, SDG&E has sought out UAV assistance in its procedures of installing wireless fault indicators potentially saving time and avoiding risks involved with manual installation.

Our Goals...


  • Create a system that functions safely and reliably
  • Build a mount to secure the WFI on UAV
  • Design a clamp release mechanism for WFI
  • Utilize sensors to detect proximity and ensure accurarcy
  • Develop a custom UAV flight mode
  • Modify ground control station to be our system's UI
  • Maximize autonomous APM functionality
  • Determine a maximum load for the UAV
  • Determine an average flight time under payload
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Components

Pixhawk


  • Used as onboard computer
  • Advanced autopilot system
  • Features advanced processor and sensors
  • APM flight navigation software
  • PX4 firmware
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Lidar


  • Used to detect Wire and Altitude
  • Accurate up to 40m
  • Consumes 5V
  • 12nm x 2nm beam diameter
  • Supports I2C and PWM
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UltraSonic


  • XL-MaxSonar-WR series
  • Consumes 3.5-5V
  • Supports PWM
  • Used to orient the UAV orthogonal to wire
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3DR X8+ UAV


  • Octa-quad propellor
  • 13.7 in x 20.1 in x 11.8 in
  • Motors: SunnySky V2216-12 KV800 II
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Our Team

Andrew Babione

Major: Computer Engineering
Team: Software
Task: Team Manager
Email: ambabione@gmail.com


Lance Humiston

Major: Computer Engineering
Team: Software
Task: Website Designer
Profile: LinkedIn
Email: lancehumiston@yahoo.com


Justin Colada Adams

Major: Computer Engineering
Team: Software
Task: Parts Manager
Profile: LinkedIn
Email: adams.jcolada@gmail.com


Arianne Carandang

Major: Computer Engineering
Team: Software
Task: PowerPoint
Email: arianne_carandang@yahoo.com

Profile: LinkedIn

Joe Saldana

Major: Electrical Engineering
Team: Hardware
Task: Team Manager
Email: jjsaldanajj@gmail.com

Profile: LinkedIn

Clint Delgado

Major: Electrical Engineering
Team: Hardware
Task: Editor
Email: clintdelgado@gmail.com


Mayok Yurivilca

Major: Electrical Engineering
Team: Hardware
Task: Powerpoint
Email: myuri_11@hotmail.com

Profile: LinkedIn

Alex Arguelles

Major: Electrical Engineering
Team: Hardware
Task: Parts Manager
Email: lunaconsultant@gmail.com

Profile: LinkedIn

Kim Phan

Major: Computer Engineering
Team: Hardware
Task: Editor
Email: kim.phan104@gmail.com

Profile: LinkedIn

Our Sponsors

San Diego Gas & Electric

"SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides energy service to 3.4 million people through 1.4 million electric meters and 870,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Our service area spans 4,100 square miles."

-sdge.com


San Diego State University

"San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 35,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future."

-newscenter.sdsu.edu


Contact Us

 
 

SDSU
San Diego State University
Senior Design Lab E-217
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1326






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