Anax Heavy Lift Quadcopter

Anax (Greek: ἄναξ; from earlier ϝάναξ, wánax) is an ancient Greek word for “King”

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The Anax Quadcopter with Gimbal Payload

The Anax quadcopter is rightfully named the Anax, it is part of a side project undertaken by Simera Technology Group. I was hired as an intern to take on the project and responsibilities of building, setting up and flying the quadcopter.

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The Anax compared to it’s smalled training platforms

The purpose of the Anax is to serve as a testing platform capable of lifting heavy payloads, such as multi-spectral cameras developed by Simera to do data acquisition and testing. The first successful flight of the Anax took place on the 28th of Nov, 2014.

 

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First successful test flight of the Anax

 

The Anax is capable of lifting a large gimbal with a heavy camera payload, and has undergone rigorous testing in the hopes that my undergraduate thesis, Gimbal Control by Means of Google Glass, can be applied to it.

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In-lab software development for Google Glass gimbal control

Below is a demonstration of real-time wireless control of the pitch axis of a heavy-payload carrying gimbal, controlled hands-free by Google Glass.

See: my undergraduate thesis on Google Glass gimbal control

Simera Technology Group

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