Affordable, High Accuracy Relative Position Sensor
The purpose of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory 2010-2011 SCOPE project was to build upon last year’s development of an affordable, high accuracy relative position sensor. In certain situations, it is desirable to have a potentially expendable unmanned system that will serve to prevent damage to a more valuable, manned system. Expendability necessitates low-cost; therefore, it is important that the unmanned vehicle not contain expensive technology. Last semester, the Lincoln Laboratory SCOPE team researched a few different approaches to tracking the relative location of the unmanned vehicle and used this research to redesign the system architecture. This semester, the team focused on implementation and system integration.