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Design, fabrication and flight testing of a surveillance UAV

Idres, Moumen and Makame, Burhani and Ahmad, Bala Nabil and Naji, Saleh and Safiuddin, Ahmad (2015) Design, fabrication and flight testing of a surveillance UAV. Advanced Materials Research, 1115. pp. 450-453. ISSN 1022-6680

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is becoming increasingly popular because it can perform variety of functions. These functions include surveillance, reconnaissance, monitoring, data collection and rescue operation. The purpose of this work is to design, fabricate and fly a low weight, low cost, small size UAV for a surveillance mission. The design is carried out based on Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA) software. The design process starts with the design specifications for a typical surveillance mission. Aircraft weight, wing loading and power loading were estimated in performance sizing process. Geometry was estimated using preliminary sizing. Aerodynamics of the aircraft was determined, which enabled the performance and stability to be analysed. If the desired performance is not achieved, the sizing is readjusted until a final design is reached. The aircraft was manufactured using foam, carbon rods, and fibreglass. The aircraft successfully flew at the first trial flight. This was followed by a successful flight with aerial photography

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5827/43822
Uncontrolled Keywords: UAV, Design, Surveillance, fabrication, flight testing
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Moumen Idres
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2015 17:41
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2016 18:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43822

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