Team Caerus


About Team Caerus

Team Caerus is a sub-group of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Aersopace Club. It was 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.

Proof of Flight













System Components

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.

Caerus Lineup

Daric Teske
Club Captain

Hardware
The hardware team is concerned with any hardware on The Momus - the custom body, rotor arms, and printed boards.

NICK JOHS - TEAM CAPTAIN
JAMES CLARK
GRANT PHILLIPS
GARRET ULMER
ZAK HARPER
MICHAEL FAY
MITCH CLARK

Image Processing
The Image Processing Team controls the logic, detecting objects, predicting movement, and issuing commands.

ELLIOT SANDFORT - TEAM CAPTAIN
JACOB KOPERSKI
JARED FRENZEL
LOGAN GARBER
ABBIE JARRETT
JESSEE ZHANG

Program Sponsors


The NASA Nebraska Space Grant provides grant funding to organizations that meet certain diversity and research requirements.


UNL's Engineering Student Advisory Board (eSAB) provides funding to organizations that promote engineering and community outreach.

Contact Caerus

Feel free to contact us with questions concerning our UAV, its design, the behind-the-scenes software, or any other questions about our project.

info@unluav.com