Military Embedded Systems

University UAV design wins award with custom payload featuring Teledyne's Genie cameras


August 03, 2017

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Image by Teledyne DALSA

WATERLOO, Canada. The University of Toronto Aerospace Team?s (UTAT) UAV and Aerial Robotics Divisions won an award for the design and performance of their custom-built unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which flew autonomous search patterns while capturing images at approximately 200 feet above the ground.

The UAV and Aerial Robotics Divisions were two of thirteen university student teams to compete in the Flying Phase of the 9th Unmanned Systems Canada UAS Student Competition and placed 2nd and 1st in the design phase and 1st and 4th in flight operations respectively. In 2018, both teams plan to deploy the Genie Nano C5100 as their primary imaging payload.

Teams were ranked for their ability to accurately report goose population attributes, including the geolocations of detected nests, the number of distinct goose species observed and a census count for each of these species.

Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company, is a platinum sponsor and provided two of its Genie cameras for the mission. The primary payload, a Genie TS-C4096 provided coverage of surveillance regions with high ground resolutions for target detection and characterization. A second Genie Nano C1940 model provided high-resolution color imaging from a multi rotor.

Teledyne DALSA is committed to continuing its sponsorship of the University of Toronto Aerospace team in 2018. Genie camera models feature the SONY and On-Semi CMOS image sensors. A small form factor and multiple resolutions allow Genie Nano cameras to deliver fast frame rates over a GigE Vision or Camera link standard interface, with a broad feature set that includes Teledyne’s TurboDrive technology and Trigger-to-Image-Reliability.

Read more on unmanned systems:

Study predicts global antidrone market will reach $1.5 billion by 2023

DARPA awards BAE Systems $4.6 million to develop stealthy active sonar solutions

ESA runs final tests as LISA Pathfinder spacecraft readies for shutdown