Field Testing Continues
This month we continue to expand drone tests and check accuracy/reproducibility. The first figure shows a Large AERPAW Multicopter (LAM) with a portable node during the data collection phase for an IMU notch filter. Our current fleet of UAVs stretches their arms: three LAMs, one Small AERPAW Multicopter (SAM), and the DJI Phantom 4 we use for taking videos. All three LAMs (as well as the SAM and DJI) have been flight tested at this time. The below images also include the variable altitude 3D pattern superimposed over our initial square-off tests. The video for the second flight in Lake Wheeler is provided. This month we also completed the MAVLink Filter testing: first on the emulator, then rover, then SAM, and finally on the LAM. All tests passed successfully.
- AERPAW has been presented at NITRD’s Advanced Wireless Test Platform (AWTP) Team and Federal Mobility Group (FMG) Workshop on 5G Testing, organized on April 27-28, 2021
- The collaboration between Ericsson and AERPAW has been featured in a Fierce Wireless article Ericsson Offers Drone Researchers a Look Behind the 5G Curtain, on April 20, 2021.
- Our journal paper titled “AERPAW Emulation Overview and Preliminary Performance Evaluation” has appeared in Elsevier Computer Networks in April 2021. It will be freely accessible to anyone from this link until June 18, 2021.