2011spr-T3-UnmannedAerialReconnaissanceVehicle-FinalReport

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EML 4905 Senior Design Project A B.S. THESIS PREPARED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Final Report Seyed Maysam Alavi Ana Puente Natalia Alejandra Posada Advisor: Professor Ibrahim Tansel April 20, 2011 This B.S. thesis is written in partial fulfillment of the requirements in EML 4905. The contents represent the opinion of the authors and not the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
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ii Ethics Statement and Signatures Team Members: Natalia Posada, Ana Puente and Seyed Alavi Adopted 10/21/2010 Code of Ethics The work submitted in this project is solely prepared by a team consisting of Seyed Alavi, Natalia Posada, and Ana Puente and it is original. Excerpts from others’ work have been clearly identified, their work acknowledged within the text and listed in the list of references. All of the engineering drawings, computer programs, formulations, design work, prototype development and testing reported in this document are also original and prepared by the same team of students. Fundamental principles (Adapted from the Association of Professional Research for Advancement (APRA) Statement of Ethics.) 1. Honesty: We will be truthful regarding our identity and the purpose and sources of our work. 2. Relevance: We will seek and record only information that is relevant and appropriate to the project assigned for EML 4905. 3. Confidentiality: We will work to protect constituent information in all forms (oral, electronic, magnetic, and print). 4. Accuracy: We will strive to accurately record all constituent related information. 5. Fairness: We will strive to analyze and record information without prejudice or bias. 6. Accountability: We will accept responsibility for our actions and be accountable to those who place their trust in us and report those who do not abide by the Policies and Practices Seyed Alavi Team Member Natalia Posada Team Member Ana Puente Team Member Javier Palencia Graduate Advisor Dr. Tansel Faculty Advisor
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iii Contents Ethics Statement and Signatures . ............................................................................................................ ii Contents. ................................................................................................................................................ iii List of Figures . ....................................................................................................................................... viii List of Tables . ........................................................................................................................................ xiii Nomenclature . ...................................................................................................................................... xv Abstract . ............................................................................................................................................... 16 1. Introduction . ................................................................................................................................. 16 1.1 Problem Statement . ................................................................................................................... 17 1.2 Motivation . ................................................................................................................................ 17 1.3 Literature Survey . ...................................................................................................................... 18 2. Project Formulation . ...................................................................................................................... 21 2.1 Overview . .................................................................................................................................. 21 2.2 Project Objectives . ..................................................................................................................... 22 2.3 Design Specs . ............................................................................................................................. 23 2.4 Constraints and Other Considerations . ....................................................................................... 23 2.4.1 Swept Forward. .......................................................................................................................... 24 2.4.2 Swept Back Wing . ...................................................................................................................... 25 2.4.3 Delta Wing . ................................................................................................................................ 26 2.4.4 Straight Wing . ............................................................................................................................ 26 2.4.5 Wing Position. ............................................................................................................................ 27 2.4.6 Empennage Configuration. ......................................................................................................... 27 2.4.7 Propeller Location . ..................................................................................................................... 28 2.4.8 Fuselage . ................................................................................................................................... 29 2.4.9 Communication Hardware Considerations . ................................................................................ 31 2.4.10 Propulsion System Consideration . .......................................................................................... 33 3. Design Alternatives . ....................................................................................................................... 36 3.1 Overview . .................................................................................................................................. 36
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iv 3.2 Design Alternative 1 . .................................................................................................................. 36 3.3 Design Alternative 2 . .................................................................................................................. 37 3.4 Design Alternative 3 . .................................................................................................................. 38 3.5 Feasibility Assessment . .............................................................................................................. 38 3.6 Proposed Design . ....................................................................................................................... 40 4. Project Management Project Management. ................................................................................... 41 4.1 Overview . .................................................................................................................................. 41 4.2 Work Breakdown . ...................................................................................................................... 42 4.3 Gantt Chart . ............................................................................................................................... 44 5. Engineering Design and Analysis . ................................................................................................... 46 5.1 Aerodynamic Design and Analysis . ............................................................................................. 46 5.1.1 Introduction . .............................................................................................................................. 46 5.2 Wing Geometry Parameters . ...................................................................................................... 48 5.3 Initial Weight Estimation . ........................................................................................................... 50 5.4 Wing Loading . ............................................................................................................................ 51 5.4.1 Aspect Ratio .
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