Micro Air Vehicles(spring 03)

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Unformatted text preview: Micro Air Vehicles Micro Air Vehicles Chris Krukowski Lou Huebsch Dan Trigg Jon David 2­7­2003 Project Goals Project Goals To design, build and fly a micro air vehicle To develop a flight control system for a MAV that makes flying simple To build a MAV so that it is cost efficient What is a MAV? What is a MAV? According to the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) a MAV is an air vehicle that does not exceed 15 cm in any dimension. Our goal is to start with a MAV not exceeding 12 inches in any dimension and then to scale down and hopefully achieve the DARPA definition. Design Concerns Design Concerns Strong lightweight airframe High thrust to weight ratio Electric vs Gasoline vs CO2 Engine Precise calculation of center of gravity Costs Current MAVs Current MAVs University of Notre Dame University of Florida Project Schedule 1/28 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/8 3/14 3/21 3/28 4/4 4/11 4/18 4/25 5/3 5/9 Research/ Information Gathering Propulsion Trade Study (Gas vs Electric) Design - Airframe - control system - propulsion Build Test Write final report/final presentation ...
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