Features to work in
100-200" Ethernet tether, which if weight offset allows I would use fiber instead.
100-200" Power Tether:
This can be DC or AC, there are many options right now, possibly 60-100 volts DC then a drop down before the motors.
RGB Animated Ring :
3D Printed RGB ring to encompass the parameter of the hexacopter. 3.25" tall
Custom 3D Printed Arms:
The arm needs to have a mount on the end for the RGB parameter ring.
Custom landing gear option:
The landing gear needs to be made in such a way it can land by itself or land in a round tether base station ring.
Tether tension relief:
The tether will attach with carabiner to the landing gear.
Ground Facing 6500K LEDS 50-100 watts each:
These illuminate the operational area slightly similar to a street lamp, this will only be on when taking off or landing, it does not need to stay on as even 1000 watts is only so useful 100 ft in the air.
A. Is the project creative, original, functional, and pushing boundaries?
B. Does the project effectively address the selected challenge?
Field Ready > A. YES! B.no not specific to the open challenge example , however having rapid deployment internet and radio communications where cellular signal is either poor or cell network is not suitable for communications between base camps / facilities setup in a disaster.
Conservation X Labs> A.YES! B.YES! Using additional downward facing cameras and polarizing lenses to see below the surface, conservation labs could watch for fish, or sharks ect safely above the waters surface which machine vision alerts the lab techs when it sees a potential invasive species below. Monitor for hours at a time.
WILD CARD> A. YES! B. YES! ,the only requirement here is to be awesome and innovative, I think we have this nailed!
A. Is there a depth of design detail available (like a system design, CAD models, project test methods, etc.)?
NOT YET-COMING SOON
B. Is there base-level planning for the functionality (e.g., functional block diagram, list of specifications and descriptions of how they will be met, etc.)?
NOT YET- COMING SOON
C.How user-friendly is the design?
Easy enough someone with a tablet and basic instructions could launch sky anchor as it is stabilized and flown by the onboard computer.
A.Is the project realistically reproducible (taking into consideration necessary materials, skills, and production processes)?
Yes, however there are some skills required like stripping wires, crimping, soldering and being familiar with setting up devices like a raspberry pi will greatly help.
B. Are the manufacturing processes detailed? Are those processes realistic for scalability?
Not Avail yet
A. How well is the project impact and viability demonstrated?
NOT AVAIL YET
B. Are estimated costs realistic? How well does the project improve upon other currently available solutions?
Currently commercial solutions with extended flight time tether are limited to government and security agencies. They have a very high cost because they are mostly commertial 8 prop huge aircraft. There are examples of kits to make a smaller quadcopter a tethered one for
A. How thoroughly have the Final Round requirements been completed?
B. How well documented is the project? How “open” is the design?