UAV Design & Development

After my first year of university I secured a summer placement at the Space and Science Technology Insititute of Lithuania. There I worked on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that were being built for research and commercial purposes.

During my 10 weeks there I was responsible for developing, testing and engineering an autopilot system for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles based on the Ardupilot Mission Planner. I've also assisted in printed circuit board design and had an opportunity to play with and integrate the Iridiumâ„¢ satellite communication unit (9602 SBD transceiver module) into the software stack. I also worked alongside people manufacturing and assembling the planes to gain insight into mechanical and physical aspects of the drones.