Designing electric propulsion systems for UAVs

Kara-Mohamed, Mohamed and Patra, Sourav and Lanzon, Alexander (2011) Designing electric propulsion systems for UAVs. In: Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems.


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Due to the advantages of electric motors and electric batteries, the electric propulsion systems are widely used in UAVs [1,2]. The UAV’s performance and endurance, the payload capacity and the flight time of the vehicle are affected highly by the structure and design of the electric propulsion system. In this paper, a new systematic design methodology for electric propulsion system (propeller, electric motor and battery pack) is proposed based on the design specifications given in terms of the required thrust, permissible propulsion system’s weight and required flight time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: CAH10 - engineering and technology > CAH10-01 - engineering > CAH10-01-08 - electrical and electronic engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Mohamed Kara-Mohamed
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 12:49
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:34

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