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Teledyne Supports Unmanned Systems Canada

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Imaging sensing technology developer Teledyne Dalsa provided cameras to the University of Toronto Aerospace Team’s (UTAT) UAV and Aerial Robotics divisions at the Unmanned Systems Canada national competition, where the teams were honored for their custom-built unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

As a platinum sponsor, Teledyne Dalsa provided two of its Genie cameras for the mission. The primary payload, a Genie TS-C4096, provided complete coverage of surveillance regions with high-ground resolutions for effective target detection and characterization. A second and lighter weight Genie Nano C1940 model provided high-resolution color imaging from a multirotor. In 2018, both teams plan to deploy the Genie Nano C5100 as their primary imaging payload.

Teams were ranked for their ability to accurately report goose population attributes including the geolocations of detected nests, the number of distinct goose species observed and a census count for each of these species. The UAV and Aerial Robotics Divisions were two of thirteen university student teams to compete in the Flying Phase of the ninth Unmanned Systems Canada UAS Student Competition, where they placed second and first in the design phase and first and fourth in flight operations, respectively.

“We have had great success using Teledyne Dalsa Genie cameras for practical applications like target recognition and identification, precision agriculture and wildlife monitoring,” said Erik Chau, team lead for UTAT. “With the recent release of the Linux Gig-E Framework, we are able to acquire high-resolution images at very fast frame rates on an Odroid XU4 running a Ubuntu operating system.”

The Unmanned Systems Canada competition aims to promote and develop Canadian expertise and experience in unmanned systems technologies at the university and college levels.

Teledyne Dalsa is a developer of sensing, imaging and specialized semiconductor fabrication technologies.

Photonics Spectra
Nov 2017
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