Teledyne Dalsa, a Teledyne Technologies company and specialist in image sensing technology, reports the University of Toronto Aerospace Team’s (UTAT) UAV and Aerial Robotics Divisions’ recent success at Unmanned Systems Canada’s national competition. Both teams were honored with awards for the design and performance of their custom-built unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), which flew autonomous search patterns while capturing images at approximately 200 feet above ground.
Teledyne Dalsa provided two Genie cameras for the mission. The primary payload, a Genie TS-C4096 provided complete coverage of surveillance regions with high ground resolutions for effective target detection and characterization. A second and lighter-weight Genie Nano C1940 model provided high-resolution color imaging from a multirotor. 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. 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.
Genie camera models feature 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.