Project Icarus is a solar UAV that is challenging endurance records for airframes under 5kg. The airframe is a proven long range plane that is capable of multiple mission payload and power setups. Icarus 3.0 in its full form is a solar uav and is capable of other hybrid power systems such as hydrogen. For the 2015 Hackaday Prize, we will complete the third version of the project and will place the plane in service in wildlife refuges around the world.
Here is my semifinal video for the entry into the 2015 Hackaday Prize. Thank you for skulling and following my project!!
Bench Test Part 1
Bench Test Part 2
First Flight Tests
There is a lot of catching up to get this listed so others can replicate what we are doing. We will be trying to add to and update this daily. Thank you for looking out for the project and if you would like to help in any way please feel free to give me a shout.
A. Long Range >200 km
B. Long Endurance >180 minutes
C. Payload >6 kg
D. Custom Image Recognition Software
E. Fire and Forget autonomous mission from launch to recovery
F. TCP/IP Cloud Control for observation or control from anywhere in the world
G. Simultaneous Mission Capable
F. Fully 3D printed airframe
Ground Control Station
A. Single or Multiple Users
B. Cloud Capable
C. Permanent Station and Man Portable Solutions
D. Automatic Antenna Tracking
E. Satellite Communications
F. RTK GPS Centimeter Accurate Solution
G. Onboard HIL Simulation Training Support
H. Swarm Control