Jump to content
qb7

Aerial Obstacle Detection Systems?

Recommended Posts

Would anyone here happen to have experience working with Infrared Proximity Detector or Range Finder systems used to avoid aerial obstacles?

Basically what I am trying to accomplish is to avoid colliding with an object while performing close proximity aerial photograhy. Therefore, I am looking for a micro-controller and sensor that I can hook up to a receiver that will in turn annunciate to a ground station or transmitter.

There are several sources for sensors out there such as the MaxBotix LV-MaxSonar and proximity sensors at Lynxmotion. However, I was hoping someone might have source for a "plug & play" system or know someone I can contact who has delved into this subject.

Lachlan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sonar modules seem good, but the problem is that their range is usually limited to less than 10m. By the time you'll have noticed an in-range alert you'll already be in the "target"...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sonar modules seem good, but the problem is that their range is usually limited to less than 10m. By the time you'll have noticed an in-range alert you'll already be in the "target"...

Hoveing in the "target zone" is what I am pursing with the subject probably within 3 to 4 feet of the heli main rotors. Cutting it close, but I guess it will depend on how quick the sensor can relay the information. Maybe a loud enough tone on the system programmed to annuciate at a particular distance. I really don't know squat about this sort of thing, so trying to research feasibility.

EDIT - Here is another interesting kit: Ultrasonic Radar Module

Edited by qb7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×