The SensorFly is a novel low-cost controlled-mobile aerial sensor networking platform. A flock of these 29g autonomous helicopter nodes with communication, ranging and collaborative path determination capabilities, can be useful in sensing survivors after disasters or adversaries in urban combat scenarios.


Hover, Robustness & Localization

The video showcases the SensorFly’s hovering capabilities and its robustness to collisions. The video also shows an infrastructure-less radio relative localization system based on inter node Round-trip Time-of-Flight ranging.

Yaw Control

The SensorFly uses a gyroscope and electronic compass sensor to achieve and hold a desired direction in indoor environments.