Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/243885
Title:
Fixed-Wing VTOL Micro Air Vehicle
Author:
Cota, Daigaro Juan; Petras, Aaron; Pitts, Brandon; Katsarelis, Sean; Odle, Jordan
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) design project was to develop a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) MAV that incorporates all the necessary components for autonomous flight in the smallest possible airframe and to design an efficient manufacturing process for producing this airframe. The final aircraft will need to complete a series of flights that will test its maneuvering, surveillance, and autonomous capabilities. This flight tests include both outdoor and indoor flights, one of the main focuses of the project was to design the MAV such that it could transition to and from hovering flight and conventional horizontal flight. The airframe was designed to incorporate a new manufacturing scheme that would minimize build time and error while increasing product quality. Fulfilling the flight envelope requirements stated in the project goals has involved extensive component research and testing, as well as an aerodynamic analysis of the airfoil. Selective laser sintering (SLS) manufacturing technology was chosen in order to meet construction goals. The MAV’s capabilities and precise airframe construction should not only serve as a potential product for both military and civil surveillance use.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.A.E.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Aerospace Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleFixed-Wing VTOL Micro Air Vehicleen_US
dc.creatorCota, Daigaro Juanen_US
dc.contributor.authorCota, Daigaro Juanen_US
dc.contributor.authorPetras, Aaronen_US
dc.contributor.authorPitts, Brandonen_US
dc.contributor.authorKatsarelis, Seanen_US
dc.contributor.authorOdle, Jordanen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) design project was to develop a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) MAV that incorporates all the necessary components for autonomous flight in the smallest possible airframe and to design an efficient manufacturing process for producing this airframe. The final aircraft will need to complete a series of flights that will test its maneuvering, surveillance, and autonomous capabilities. This flight tests include both outdoor and indoor flights, one of the main focuses of the project was to design the MAV such that it could transition to and from hovering flight and conventional horizontal flight. The airframe was designed to incorporate a new manufacturing scheme that would minimize build time and error while increasing product quality. Fulfilling the flight envelope requirements stated in the project goals has involved extensive component research and testing, as well as an aerodynamic analysis of the airfoil. Selective laser sintering (SLS) manufacturing technology was chosen in order to meet construction goals. The MAV’s capabilities and precise airframe construction should not only serve as a potential product for both military and civil surveillance use.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.A.E.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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