Project Breadcrumb: Safe Navigation of UAS in GPS-denied environments

Project Breadcrumb will develop technologies to safely navigate small, fixed-wing UAVs safely using vision and inertial sensors, without reliance on the Global Positioning System, increasing the reliability of operations in a wide variety of environments. The project will examine the ability of the aircraft to navigate in all seasons using data from previous flights as well as return home safely using visual ‘breadcrumbs’ when it encounters an environment where GPS reliability is reduced. In addition, it will enable upstream research in mapping of high interest environments as well as the detection of seasonal changes and environmental health of forests and agricultural land with rapid turnaround.

Principal Investigator: Angella Schöllig

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