UTIAS Seminar Series



Power minimization on fixed-pitch coaxial rotors

Abstract: Fixed-pitch coaxial, contrarotating rotors are often used in large multirotor aircraft in applications ranging from payload delivery to urban air mobility. This presentation will examine the potential of minimizing net hover power at a given thrust for a coaxial pair using both an analytical approach and experimental results. The problem analyzed here serves as an […]

ML for Automated Monitoring of Insects

Abstract: Biodiversity monitoring is crucial for tracking and counteracting adverse trends in population fluctuations due to climate change and other anthropogenic factors. While terrestrial animals have been a keen interest, insects are highly under-monitored due to their sheer complexity. This contrasts with the fact that nearly 90% of the described species on the planet are insects. […]