I am currently studying Aerospace Engineering at the University of Manchester, England,
UK. One of my final year projects is to implement and integrate the communication systems onboard a rotary wing UAV (tumbleweed if you want to google it) (2kg payload on a 18kg structure). My main requirement is to send HD video with a minimum bit rate of 20Mbit/s as well as other information for flying the vehicle and information from other sensors e.g. IR imagery. Would this mean that the connection would have to operate for this 20Mbit/s, because that leaves 802.11. or is there a better method for sending HD Video? What other communications do i need to consider? And what are the other main components that are generic to each UAV? i am at the beginning of the project so any information would be great.