Project Description

RADSAT is a system comprised of a multitude of different components and subsystems utilizing technologies ranging from the newest mobile devices to RC tanks fitted with sensors and embedded microcontrollers. The goal of the RADSAT project is to model the methods and communications necessary to successfully complete search and destroy operations in potentially dangerous environments.

RADSAT is designed to search for a specified target based on its color and shape. The autonomous movement of the tank and its turret is controlled by two separate microcontrollers. While not in autonomous mode, RADSAT can also be remotely controlled by a user via a laptop and GUI over a network. A live video stream from the tank can also be viewed on this GUI. Once a target has been determined and locked on, the user has the option of firing off a tank "round" at the target.