Date

6-2011

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

Lynne Slivovsky

Abstract

This paper discusses the approach used to implement a wireless PA loudspeaker system on a search-and-rescue RMAX UAV.

The purpose of this project is to allow the continuation of communication between search-and-rescue workers as well as potential rescuees in an environment that won't always allow it. Since rugged terrain tends to cause interference between two radio communications, there needs to be a way to bypass this problem. In addition, people in need of rescue are unlikely to be using a radio on an emergency frequency, so there needs to be a way to efficiently issue orders or evacuation notices without any equipment required for the recipient of the message. Our design will bypass these issues by operating a wireless loudspeaker system that can fly above this problematic terrain and issue audible orders without any other equipment required.

This device is intended for use by emergency services on their UAV, but anyone in need of a wireless PA system would be able to implement this system for personal use.

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