Development of a co-axial tri-rotor UAV.

Prior, Stephen D. and Karamanoglu, Mehmet and Odedra, Sid and Foran, Tom and Erbil, Mehmet Ali (2009) Development of a co-axial tri-rotor UAV. In: UAVs 24th International Conference 30 March-1 April 2009, Bristol, United Kingdom (Bristol International Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Conference. University of Bristol Department of Aerospace Engineering., Bristol. ISBN 9780955264450



This paper discusses the initial design requirements and development of a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV), sometimes referred to as a Miniature Aerial Vehicle (MAV) or Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (μUAV) as the backdrop to an entry for the MoD Grand Challenge Event 2008 (MoD GC 2008). A review of 61 SUAVs has been undertaken together with the development of a methodology for evaluation, review and rating against specific design criteria. This analysis concludes with a list of the top ten systems currently available which have been found to be best suited to the particular requirements of operating in the cluttered urban environment. Finally, we present a novel design of Co-Axial Tri-Rotor UAV (named HALO™) which has been developed by the i-Spy team at Middlesex University as our entry to the MoD GC 2008.

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Research Areas:A. > School of Science and Technology
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