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

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Bell, J., Brazinskas, M. and Prior, S. 2011. Optimizing performance variables for small unmanned aerial vehicle co-axial rotor systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 2011 (6781), pp. 494-503. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21741-8_52
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TitleOptimizing performance variables for small unmanned aerial vehicle co-axial rotor systems
AuthorsBell, J., Brazinskas, M. and Prior, S.
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).

PublisherSpringer
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN0302-9743
Publication dates
Print13 Jul 2011
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Deposited21 Jul 2011
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
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Post-refereed version included as permitted by publisher.The final authenticated version is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21741-8_52

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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.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21741-8_52
LanguageEnglish
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