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Design, Fabrication of IIUM Unmanned Air Vehicle

Omar, Ashraf A. and Ismail, Ahmad Firdaus and Zakaria, Muhammad and Yusof, Youshafidi (2006) Design, Fabrication of IIUM Unmanned Air Vehicle. In: 1st Regional Conference on Vehicle Engineering & Technology, 3-5 July 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

In this paper, UAV model was designed and built by the research team from aerospace engineering in IIUM. The aircraft was designed to perform low altitude surveillance. The design process was started with a conceptual sketch, sizing, and estimation of aerodynamics parameters and, stability and control forces of the aircraft. Then the design process was followed by the selection of propulsion system and the improvements of the conceptual design. The construction process of the aircraft was carried out using various composite structure methods. After the aircraft constructed, the first flight test was conducted to test the aircraft performance. Based on the first flight test results, some modifications to some aircraft components were carried out to improve the performance and stability of the aircraft. Then the final finishing was preformed which included painting of the aircraft and smoothing of the surfaces. The aircraft already has undergone six successful flight tests.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:UAV; design process; fabrication process; composite structure; flight test
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:247
Deposited By: Mrs. Junaidah Abdullah
Deposited On:15 Feb 2007 03:38
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:42

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