LOKI's Role In The Story of ICARUS

A project log for Project ICARUS 3.0: Solar Anti-Poaching UAS

Internet Connected Aerial Renewable Unmanned System Fully 3D printed

tlankford01tlankford01 09/17/2015 at 22:560 Comments

At first glance you would think that a Norse God would have nothing to do with a Greek Legend, and usually you would be right. However, LOKI is a part of and an individual project born of Project ICARUS. I have made LOKI own project page on Hackaday, but it is actually become a prime testing platform for new technologies that go on ICARUS the plane afterwards.

LOKI itself was a pentesting package that is small enough to go on a sub-KG UAS. It became fun to design and 3D print different models of multirotors to carry LOKI. LOKI evolved to be a complete system of multi-spectral vision, radio hacking, and a multirotor carrier. In encourage visitors to the project and judges to follow the links to LOKI and see the pictures and evolution of LOKI as a project. In fact, my Odroid Server was a base for the ground systems for ICARUS. I have not added to the community mesh network project for a while, but it is actually a key to the 15km range communications of ICARUS. Even the 3D Printed Security Camera project is an excercise in improving my ability towards industrial design.

I would like the scope of the project judged in entirety. To make ICARUS possible, we have had to create a power management system to handle the hybrid power sources of Solar Panels from Alta Devices and custom li-ion batteries. We have created a server based complete payload management system. We are in the process of finalizing a custom ground control system. We have designed multi-platform, multi-role robotic platforms that are capable of being manufactured in a home lab or critical forward operating position. Some of the systems have already or within a month or two of operating in varied systems from SAR, Anti-poaching, wildfire intelligence, linear infrastructure inspection, and varied defense and intelligence gathering roles. ICARUS has been a large and intensive project that has relied on systems to be individually solved and created. Each of these blocks are integral to the whole.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my project. I will next be adding a project log on Thermal Imaging, Machine Learning Image Recognition, Target Identification and Tracking.