Date

6-2017

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

Clay McKell

Abstract

The Remote Cable Gantry is a robotic system that was initially intended to aid in the art of aerial videography. It was designed to enable novice and expert users alike to capture both video footage and audio from perspectives unachievable by current methods. This system uses a series of cables to control the position of a camera gimbal in a defined 3D space and, as a self-contained unit, is portable and easy to use. The Remote Cable Gantry offers a quiet, intuitive, and safe alternative to existing technology, which has been limiting the market and potential of aerial photography and videography. Although this 3D positioning system can be applied to any system that requires being controlled in 3D space, the scope of this project is limited to operating with current camera stabilization gimbal systems for aerial videography.