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Micro Air Vehicle: Technology Review and Design Study

Ammoo, Mohd. Shariff and Dahalan, Md. Nizam (2006) Micro Air Vehicle: Technology Review and Design Study. In: 1st Regional Conference on Vehicle Engineering & Technology, 3-5 July 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper presents the technology review and design study now carrying-out at UTM on the micro air vehicles (MAVs). There are several existing MAVs in the market with various configurations and built for a designated function. These vehicles may carry visual, acoustic, chemical or biological sensors for such missions as traffic management, hostage situation surveillance, rescue operations and a few more. In this report, all existing technology for MAV airframes and systems was reviewed. After reviewing all the configurations, the concept of rotary wing MAV was selected for our design study. The concept was selected mainly due to its stability during manoeuvres. The components selection and system integration required for building the MAV were also discussed. The components were arranged in such a way that the centre of gravity of the MAV is located at the centreline of the body. This is to stabilise the vehicle statically and dynamically.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Micro air vehicles (MAVs); rotary wing; design study
Subjects:T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:318
Deposited By: Mrs. Junaidah Abdullah
Deposited On:15 Feb 2007 05:56
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:43

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