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Optimizing performance variables for small unmanned aerial vehicle co-axial rotor systems

Optimizing performance variables for small unmanned aerial vehicle co-axial rotor systems
Optimizing performance variables for small unmanned aerial vehicle co-axial rotor systems
The aim of this project was to design and build a test-rig that is capable of analyzing small unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAV) co-axial rotor systems. The intention of the test-rig development was to highlight important aeromechanical components and variables that dictate the co-axial units flight performance, with the intention of optimizing the propulsion systems for use on HALO® a co-axial SUAV designed by the Autonomous Systems Lab at Middlesex University. The major contributions of this paper are: an optimum COTS co-axial configuration with regards to motor and propeller variations, a thorough review and validation of co-axial rotor systems inter-rotor spacing which in turn identified an optimum H/D ratio region of between (0.41–0.65)
0302-9743
Bell, Jonathon
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Brazinskas, Mantas
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Prior, Stephen D.
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Bell, Jonathon
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Brazinskas, Mantas
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Prior, Stephen D.
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Bell, Jonathon, Brazinskas, Mantas and Prior, Stephen D. (2011) Optimizing performance variables for small unmanned aerial vehicle co-axial rotor systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6781. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21741-8_52).

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Abstract

The aim of this project was to design and build a test-rig that is capable of analyzing small unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAV) co-axial rotor systems. The intention of the test-rig development was to highlight important aeromechanical components and variables that dictate the co-axial units flight performance, with the intention of optimizing the propulsion systems for use on HALO® a co-axial SUAV designed by the Autonomous Systems Lab at Middlesex University. The major contributions of this paper are: an optimum COTS co-axial configuration with regards to motor and propeller variations, a thorough review and validation of co-axial rotor systems inter-rotor spacing which in turn identified an optimum H/D ratio region of between (0.41–0.65)

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Published date: 2011
Organisations: Aeronautics, Astronautics & Comp. Eng

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Local EPrints ID: 342823
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342823
ISSN: 0302-9743
PURE UUID: 1ce49600-462e-4de3-8bf2-643ae5e6fb55
ORCID for Stephen D. Prior: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4993-4942

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Date deposited: 14 Sep 2012 08:55
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:40

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