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

Bell, Jonathon and Brazinskas, Mantas and Prior, Stephen D. (2011) Optimizing performance variables for small unmanned aerial vehicle co-axial rotor systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011 (6781). pp. 494-503. ISSN 0302-9743


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21741-8_52

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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 as part of: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: 9th International Conference, EPCE 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011. Proceedings. Edited by Don Harris. ISBN: 9783642217401.

Research Areas:A. > School of Science and Technology
ID Code:8022
Notes on copyright:Post-refereed version included as permitted by publisher.
Deposited On:21 Jul 2011 10:35
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