PhD Proposal Defense by Dmitry Bershadsky

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    • Tuesday March 1, 2016
      9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Summary Sentence: Automated Electric Multirotor Propulsion System Design and Optimization

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Advisor: Eric Johnson

Abstract: One of the more daunting tasks of designing a multirotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is the selection of a propulsion system that will provide desired performance. Rigorous methods for selecting these drive components, that is, the motors, propellers, and batteries for electric UAVs are not readily available. Currently, many UAV designs are based on legacy selections or limited and at times incorrect manufacturer data. These design methods are either simplistic or lacking in analysis and validation of component selection. Proper propulsion system design should address the mission requirements for which the vehicle is being designed. A proper design methodology is the best chance that the designer has to create a new vehicle that will be mission-capable. This work satisfies the need for more thorough method of propulsion component selection. In addition, the study addresses the orientation of selected rotors in order to achieve goals such as desired endurance, range, maneuverability constraints, and so forth.

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  • Created On: Feb 19, 2016 - 12:00pm
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