Team Caerus is a sub-group of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Aersopace Club. It was originally formed in 2016 to complete the IARC UAV Mission 7.
The team is named after the minor Greek god of opportunity, luck, and favorable moments. The team's drone, The Momus, is named after the Greek god of satire and mockery.
Team Caerus is currently working on Mission 8 for IARC. The challenge involves building a swarm capable of assisting a human operator in an arena, providing protection to the operator, and allowing the operator to have eyes on multiple locations at once.
The body of The Momus is 3D-printed and rotor blades are made of a carbon fiber to maximize the power-to-weight ratio. The rotor arms were manufactured to be detachable in the event that a replacement arm was needed or a new design was being implemented.
The graphical processing and logic occurs on an NVIDIA Jetson GPU. The Jetson interfaces with the on-boarh fish-eye lens camera to monitor game objects, predict behavior, and relay this information to the printed circuit boards that control the motors.
The PCBs issue movement commands to the motors, maintain aerial stability, react when The Momus encounters obstacles, and cut power to the motors in the case of an emergency kill scenario.
Feel free to contact us with questions concerning our UAV, its design, the behind-the-scenes software, or any other questions about our project.