Topic: Military Surveillance & Imaging
Background: The military is developing a method of surveillance for generating detailed 3D models of an area. Currently this technology takes a lot of time driving around in a surveillance van, being fairly inefficient and very conspicuous - both undesirable when trying to map a hostile area. They need a method that can provide detailed images and surveillance of an area, sweeping it quickly and inconspicuously in a thorough manner.
1. Design a method of obtaining detailed and thorough images of a target area.
2. It must return these images somehow to the surveillance post.
3. It must be discrete.
Man portable Micro Air Vehicle
It's a man portable Micro Air Vehicle, it fits in a small tube attached to a soldiers webbing, approximately 10" tall. The soldier, unpacks the EYE, unfolds the flight surfaces/rotors, press's On to check the system's working, then press's Fly to start the rotors and then throws the EYE into the sky. It can be controlled by central command or by the soldier using a small controller.
The Y-Ball 360. No bigger than a standard football, the Y-ball is designed to be thrown into the air and quickly take in imaging from high above.Once thrown boosters at the bottom of the ball and tail, take charge to quickly soar miles into the sky.
Able to pivot its camera and center ball around all axis, the Y-Ball takes everything from Infrared, Sonar, Topology Maps, Digital Images and Video. All Y-balls are connected via central computer. They can be controlled individually through a field controller, or if under direct attack the Y-ball has been programmed to defend itself against enemy missles using its heat sensing lasers.
This small robot is constructed by military engineers to spy enemy agencies/buildings and get detailed informations for military operations. It's most common housing is a biro like a small crab he hides him self during enemy appearance and goes on with his dirty work when nobody is in reach. It's constructed for short time operations within the reach of a receiving station not more than a view hundred meters away.
The metal clip is used as an antenna to transmit the captured data. The laser in top of the camera is used for distance measurement and 3d data generation. The cam is used to take pictures, mapping and orientation.