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Micro Air Vehicles
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)
- control system
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- Fall '09