Title

The Effect of a Motorized Gimbal on Local Accelerometer-Based Position Tracking

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment was to investigate the accuracy of a position-calculating device by finding the average difference in distance between what is measured by a camera from above and what is calculated by an accelerometer/gyroscope attached to a motorized gimbal. A drone acted as the aerial camera used to check the system’s accuracy. Position tracking accuracy was determined between two groups: one with the motorized gimbal system turned on, and one with it turned off. Neither setup was able to effectively determine its own position, but the group with the motorized gimbal was able to do it statistically significantly better.

Location

Founders Hall 222 B

Start Date

3-30-2019 11:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 11:00 AM

The Effect of a Motorized Gimbal on Local Accelerometer-Based Position Tracking

Founders Hall 222 B

The purpose of this experiment was to investigate the accuracy of a position-calculating device by finding the average difference in distance between what is measured by a camera from above and what is calculated by an accelerometer/gyroscope attached to a motorized gimbal. A drone acted as the aerial camera used to check the system’s accuracy. Position tracking accuracy was determined between two groups: one with the motorized gimbal system turned on, and one with it turned off. Neither setup was able to effectively determine its own position, but the group with the motorized gimbal was able to do it statistically significantly better.