Building a testbed for mini quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle with protective shroud

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dc.contributor.advisor Driessen, Brian J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Patel, Chirag Amrutbhai
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-23T04:13:24Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-23T04:13:24Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05
dc.identifier.other t06020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/263
dc.description Thesis (M.S.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en
dc.description Includes bibliographic references (leaves 57-59) en
dc.description "May 2006." en
dc.description.abstract Potential applications of small rotorcraft unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) range from military missions to exploration of the planet Mars (Patrick C. O’Brien, 2003). Tasks such as exploration of unknown territories, formation flying, intelligence gathering etc, require UAV to be capable of flying very close to other flying or steady objects. Exposed rotary wings limit rotorcraft vehicle’s capability to fly in proximity of other objects. In some applications, such as rescue operation, urban warfare etc, it is highly desirable to cover exposed blades of rotorcraft UAV. This thesis work proposes a testbed for a mini rotorcraft UAV with protective shroud to demonstrate the capability of a rotorcraft to continue its flight after an impact with other object in environment, e.g. building wall. The quadrotor configuration is considered as a base vehicle for the testbed. A protective shroud for base vehicle is designed and built to protect rotors against the impact with wall. A closed loop attitude stability controller is developed and tested to ensure the stability of vehicle against high frequency vibrations from the rotors and disturbances from the impact. Experiments are carried out to prove the stability of the quadrotor vehicle after an impact with a building wall. en
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dc.format.extent x, 64 leaves : ill., digital, PDF file. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights Copyright Chirag Amrutbhai Patel, 2006. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic dissertations en
dc.title Building a testbed for mini quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle with protective shroud en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.identifier.oclc 73723082

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