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Prof. Dr. Heinrich Bülthoff

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

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Project strategy

In order synchronise the activities, the myCopter project is broken down into six phases.

Project milestones
Project milestones
In the Sharing Information Phase the foundation is laid for the project. The experimental setups will be configured and decisions will be taken with regards to the design of the human machine interface and the autonomous control. An initial list of interest groups and industry partners will be gathered for the purpose of socio-economic assessment.
During the Modelling Phase information will be shared between the partner in order to model the UAVs and the PAV dynamics in simulation. For the advanced automation research the overall system will be set up. In parallel, there will be an initial overview of the socio-technological key issues.
During the Preliminary Results Phase several experiments will be defined for evaluation of the human machine interface and training issues. Preliminary tests will be performed with the automation algorithms in simulation. Also, initial documentation and reports from interviews towards evaluating the socio-economic issues will be created
The Experimental and Simulation Research Phase will cover the experimental tests for both the HMI and training scenarios. Also, all automation algorithms will be tested in simulation and prepared for the installation and tests on the UAVs.
The Final reports and UAV Test Phase covers all of the innovations conducted in automation on the project UAVs and other research running in parallel. At the end of this phase, the partners must be ready to start the final evaluation and validation.
The Dissemination and Final Test Phase is mainly devoted to the evaluation and validation of the final myCopter results in the form of reports and tests in the project simulators and the Flying Helicopter Simulator.
PERT chart of the workpackages
PERT chart of the workpackages
The project work has been divided into workpackages (WP). WP1 includes the management activities. Research & technology development activities are covered by WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5 and WP7, and run in parallel in three separate research areas; Training and perceptually based HMI, Automation, and Socio-economical Assessment. All research areas provide information for WP6 as an integration of all research areas into an existing aerial vehicle. Finally, the dissemination and exploitation is included in WP8.