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LinuxDevices: Debian Linux Controls Copter-Like UAV

Apr 04, 2007, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Trek Aerospace used Debian Linux and open-source flight control software to build an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). The Oviwun weighs about six pounds, fits in a backpack, and includes a GPS system that enables autonomous flight and position control.

"The Oviwun UAV can fly into tight spaces, hover in one spot in order to capture still or video images, and send data back to the user in real time. Optional night vision cameras allow the device to be flown into caves, dark buildings, and tunnels, Trek said..."

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