Blackbird UAV

Blackbird UAV

The Rundown

We are a group of Carleton University students who develop and operate a UAV to compete in a national engineering competition. Unmanned Systems Canada challenges university teams to complete an autonomous survey mission and process image data for a simulated environmental research group. This year’s competition also has the added challenge of finding a ground target in flight and retrieving it with the UAV.

The Background

Blackbird UAV provides its members with the opportunity to exercise practical engineering skills as they work with people from various backgrounds. We find that motivated students thrive in an environment where they are able to work independently with the support of senior members who are experienced in the operation of autonomous flight systems.

The Benefits

Autonomous systems have the potential to provide safer and more reliable engineering technologies. As we transition to a more connected world, there is an opportunity to ensure that Canadian engineering talent is at the forefront of these global technologies. Your donation to Blackbird UAV represents an investment in the success of future engineering leaders – this is where engineering passion takes flight!

The Team

Nick Tepylo

Project Lead

Gabrielle Sevigny

Payload and Software Systems Lead

Niall McCallum

Hardware and Flight Systems Lead

Jacob von Chorus

Imaging Systems

Michael Aziz

Imaging Systems

Zelig Li

Flight Simulations

Ted Gan

Flight Simulations

Shayne Sullivan

Wireless Networking

Peter Silvano

Airframe and Flight Systems

Matilda Bakare

Airframe and Flight Systems

Max Polzin

Payload Systems

Sami Nassif-Lachapelle

Payload Systems

Keyanna Coghlan

Payload Systems

Louise Gagnan

Payload Systems

Ali Hassan

Payload Systems

Utibe Akpan

Flight Systems

Backers

Gabrielle Sevigny

Shelley Huntley

Oleg Iskra

Heather Smallman

Richard Silvano

Matilda Bakare

Robert Williams

Nick Tepylo

Thank you to everyone for your hard work! Blackbird UAV is where engineering passion takes flight!

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