University of Linkoping Wins with MicroPilot
October 11, 2005
Congratulations to the University of Linkoping from Sweden, winner of the best rotorcraft at the First US-European Technology Demonstrations pertaining to Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV). The competition took place on September 19-22 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and featured 16 teams from Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom and the USA.
The University of Linkoping’s 500 gram micro-rotorcraft equipped with a MicroPilot MP2x28g autopilot system, flew the mission successfully and also achieved autonomous hover and GPS waypoint flight. Furthermore, the University of Linkoping’s team, lead by Simone Duranti, were the only team able to complete the task using a rotorcraft.
MicroPilot is proud to support the University of Linkoping through the MicroPilot Educational Program available to academic institutions around the world. Jennifer Bell, Business Development Manager Europe, Africa and Educational Markets stated:
"MicroPilot is extremely proud to be involved with university projects that develop cutting edge technologies and applications, like the University of Linkoping. It is gratifying and very rewarding."
The demonstration was held in conjunction with the First US-European Micro-Aerial Vehicle Assessment Sessions. The twin-events were designed to spur development of prototype systems that meet certain minimum criteria, and stimulate further development of critical technologies. The U.S. Army International Technology Center-Atlantic was the main sponsor and Dr. Thomas Killion, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology/Chief Scientist of the U.S. Army, championed the organization of the events.