Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

John Oliver


The objective of this project is to develop a system that can track a user selected point in space given displacement, vibration and rotation of the device. Stabilization systems are used in various forms over the years, with the military amongst the foremost adopters. More recently, with the increasing popularity of quad-copters for RC hobbyists, and small cameras capable of take high quality video during recreational sports such as skiing or mountain biking, the need has emerged for a cheaper, more accessible version of stabilization systems for use in photography. Additionally, while some devices do exist for hobbyists can take vibration free video, few devices provide for any kind of target tracking, rather, they merely point in the direction of motion of the system. The system proposed here can track a target while adjusting for any motion that a sitting person can impart on it. However, due to difficulties in getting clean sensor readings, only two axis rotations can be handled.