Cable feed Multicopter that allows long duration flight with avoiding obstacles
A group including Prof. Atsushi Imadu, Graduate School of Engineering in OCU developed cable feeding method which allows to fly long time by placing more than one Multicopter in series which leads to not to get stuck the cable with obstruction. Wired cable Multicopter which supplied power from the ground can fly for long periods of time. However, the group has a problem that the cable catches a fence or a building. Therefore, the group created the method of planning the place of the junction Multicopter to prevent to hit obstacles by cable. This research enabled to fly Multicopter over a long time without contact of obstacles.
About the paper publication
This research results were described in “Journal of the Robotics Society 2018 vol.36 No.1” on January 15.
【Name of Journal】Journal of the Robotics Society
【Paper’s Title】Research on obstacle avoidance flight plan by a number of helicopters which are connected to ground-based station and cable
【Author’s Name】Atsushi Imadu, Syoma Izuhara, Tadao Kawai
The paper will appear online a month later.