The team was asked to build an unmanned aircraft vehicle from scratch and integrate its design with advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology for locating the position of the UAV and that of the missing object. “Poly-Eagle”
By integrating different systems, “Poly-Eagle”
The team leader Wong Pak Hang explained that the UAVs available in the market now are mostly short in flight duration and distance range. Their designed UAV is ready for configuration upgrade to achieve even longer range and flight time if a higher capacity battery is installed.
On top of the rescue mission, the entrants were graded on five items – the ability to identify the type and quantity of rescue targets, initial coordinates, accurate coordinates, return to base safely and submit final report. The whole mission including submission of the final report must be completed within 40 minutes.
Aviation expert Professor Wen Chih-yung is pleased to see that “Poly-Eagle”
Looking ahead, PolyU is committed to providing high-quality research and education in aeronautical engineering and aviation to advance the frontier of knowledge and groom professional manpower for the industry. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is currently offering an Aviation stream under BEng in ME, and two specialisms leading respectively to the award of MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering)
The UAV competition organized by National Cheng Kung University is well acknowledged as one of the key UAV events in the world with recognition from the community, governmental agencies, universities and industrial partners. It covers five categories: Fundamental Design (Engine), Fundamental Design (Motor), Advanced Design, Navigated Flight and Flapping Wing Vehicle. The competition was held on NCKU campus in Southern Taiwan from 22 to 23 March 2014.