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Kite Camera. Group Members: Marc Bland Mark Burchill Walter Perry Robert Popovitch Andrew Theriault. Presentation Outline. Existing Technology Design Objectives and Goals Components for Design Cost Analysis Schedule Conclusions Questions. Existing Technology. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<ul><li><p>Kite CameraGroup Members:Marc BlandMark BurchillWalter PerryRobert PopovitchAndrew Theriault</p></li><li><p>Presentation OutlineExisting TechnologyDesign Objectives and GoalsComponents for DesignCost AnalysisSchedule ConclusionsQuestions</p></li><li><p>Existing TechnologyKite Aerial Photography (KAP)</p><p>Began with HobbyistStill-PhotographySimple suspension systems</p></li><li><p>Design Objectives and GoalsDesign a controllable aerial photography system to accurately capture pictures and videoconstruct suspension and cradle system maximize range of motion with motors/electronicsLive streaming video</p></li><li><p>Components for DesignKiteCamera CradleCradle SuspensionCameraVideo TransmissionPan &amp; Tilt Controls</p></li><li><p>KitesWinged-BoxStable in heavy winds due to its boxed frameFlies in light winds due to its winged designRokkakuSolidly builtAdjustable tensioningWinds ranging from 4-8 mph</p></li><li><p>Kite SelectionParafoilSteady and easy to controlInexpensiveEasily assembledExcellent liftWinds ranging from 8-25 mph17 square feet</p></li><li><p> Cradle SystemCradle design crucial for maximum camera controlGoal to obtain pan and tilt motionsCritical Design CharacteristicsCenter of GravityRange of MotionSupport Type</p></li><li><p>Cradle Design TypesLL DesignMost simple designLightweightSupports only smaller camerasSmaller range of motion</p></li><li><p>Cradle Design TypesUU DesignLittle more supportiveCapable of heavier weightsLarger range of motionTilting motion only</p></li><li><p>Cradle Design TypesUU Hover Variation DesignMost complexLargest range of motionCapable of horizontal and vertical motions (tilt and pan)</p></li><li><p>Cradle System Designs</p></li><li><p>Suspension Types Pendulum Picavet</p></li><li><p>PendulumMade of two rigid tubesHard to control cameras movementsUncontrollable swinging leads to inaccurate and blurry pictures</p></li><li><p>PicavetContains a self-leveling platform that resists rotationSuspension line attached various waysSmall cross resists rotation better than a large one</p></li><li><p>Attaching the Picavet SuspensionBall bearing</p><p>Pulleys</p><p>Eye holesCord locks</p></li><li><p>Attaching the Suspension to the KitePrussik Knot</p><p>Line Tree Brooxes Hangup</p></li><li><p>Threading the LineThreading Sequence A1 - 1 - B1 - R - 4 - A2 - R - 2 - B2 - 3 - A1. </p></li><li><p>CamerasSnap ShotTakes still imagesBlind shotsSmaller</p><p>VideoAllows for live streaming videoMore expensive </p></li><li><p>Digital Video CamerasJVC GR-D70U16x optical zoomSports modeLi ion battery</p><p>Mustek DV 5500LightweightCost effective ($100)Li ion battery</p></li><li><p>Video TransmissionTypes</p><p>Fiber Optic Cable</p><p>Wireless RF Transmitter</p><p>S-Video Cable</p></li><li><p>Fiber Optic TransmitterIncludes a transmitter and receiverPower supply needed for transmitter</p></li><li><p>Wireless RF TransmitterIncludes a transmitter and receiverNo mess with wiresQuality may not be great</p></li><li><p>Pan and Tilt ControlsControlled by PIC (Peripheral Interface Controller)PIC16F873</p></li><li><p>Pan and Tilt ControlsPIC will be wired up kite line to power 180O servo and a 360O servo or stepper motor attached to the camera cradle</p></li><li><p>Cost AnalysisMaterials Quantity Cost ($)Kite 1 200Camera 1 250Camera cradle 1 30Cradle suspension 1 30Servo (one 180deg, one 360deg rotation) 2 100#12 THHN Cu wire (stranded) 100 ft. 20Fiber optic cable transmission 1 200Power supply 1 50Total: 880</p></li><li><p>Schedule</p></li><li><p>Conclusion</p><p>Integrated systems of Kite CameraFunding is a possible problemTesting and experimentation is vital</p></li><li><p>Questions???????????</p></li></ul>