The AKAMAV is a student workgroup at the Technische Universität Braunschweig.
Our goal is the development of an autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV). Concept, construction and building are done by students.
These kinds of MAVs are able to carry small cameras or sensors, which give them the ability for lots of applications. In near future such equipped MAVs will be used for data acquisition, disaster management, traffic management, observation of long range infrastructures like gas pipelines and generally ranges, which require a fast elucidation in for humans non-accessible areas.
Do you remember the VTOL named Changyucopter we built some months ago? Due to his master thesis, Yannic Beyer created a flight control Simulink model of this Tandem Tilt Wing. However, wouldn’t it be exciting to test the simulation on a real model? For example to upload the complete code of the simulation on a Pixhawk, as it is often used as a flight controller on MAVs? Therefore we recently joined an interesting MathWorks workshop to learn how to generate C++ code of a Simulink model and to upload it on a microcontroller. Thanks to MathWorks for hosting this workshop, introducing interesting tools and inspiring us!
... Team AKAMAV for this years outdoor competition of the International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Competition (2016). After the triumph of last year in Aachen we worked hard to progress as a team. One year of technical advancements is currently even more of an eternity in the field of UAV sciences. Consequently the past few months have been very intense for us to stay competitive internationally. With a start from a dynamically moving platform, real-time aerial mapping of the competition area, autonomous parcel delivery and optical tracked precision landing we were able to take the title to Germany. As the first team two times in a row!
We raise our hats to the outstanding organisation of this competition and give thanks to the other teams for making it so thrilling from start to end!
For the first time two years in a row the technische Universität Braunschweig invited to a night of science. As a new concept and with a combination of TU Day and TU Night scientists and engineers, those who want to be some one day, enthusiasts and these, who have been all their life met and celebrated together.
It was huge fun for us to inform about current UAV research topics , excite with our controller test stand and take our helium and silicon beauty out for a walk.
Special thanks to the organizers for the smooth event, we are already excited for next year!