Long-Range Multirotor Drone for 3D Mapping

BLAZER III and BLAZER III Pro drones are designed for 3D mapping and tasks that require a stable platform and flight time up to 40-50 min. 

BLAZER III Pro is in the prototyping phase and will run Raspbian Linux and sensor fusion with Kalman filter for improved stabilization and localization. The drone is designed for inspecting infrastructure and carry specialized cameras. UABCL is developing computer vision algorithms with OpenCV to support control in the multirotor drone and is currently testing advanced sensor mapping using LIDAR.

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Arie Nakhmani is an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He joined UAB in 2013. Prior to that, he completed his postdoctoral training at Georgia Tech and Boston University. He is an Associate Scientist in the Comprehensive Cancer Center and director of the ANRY lab at UAB. He is the author of over 120 peer-reviewed research publications and book chapters on robust control, machine learning, signal and image analysis. He is also an author of "Modern Control: State-Space Analysis and Design Methods" textbook published by McGraw Hill in 2020.

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