Technology Driven Programme for the Development for the Development of a Fixed wing micro Air Vehicle at NALDRIVEN

Sankaranarayanan, S and Roshan, Antony and Suraj, CS Technology Driven Programme for the Development for the Development of a Fixed wing micro Air Vehicle at NALDRIVEN. In: MAV Workshop- Challenges and Presferred Outcomes, 13 November 2008, National Aerospace Laboratories.

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    Abstract

    At NAL, we are developing Black Kite - a 300mm span fixed wing autonomous Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) with an endurance of 30 minutes. The first version of this indigenous MAV has been successfully flight-tested in two modes: radio-controlled, and recently, semi-autonomous. The autopilot system used in Black Kite has been developed indigenously and is state-of-the-art. During the development of such an autonomous vehicle, we accommodated for the rapidly improving technology and constantly updated our design to account for this. Especially, the disciplines of material and structural technology, navigation and control using miniature autopilot grew leaps and bounds during the design process time period. Interestingly, some of the technologies became obsolete during this time, and corrective action became necessary. Although the latest trend in technologies enabled improved engineering, the scientific input for the development remained well defined and mostly unaltered. The goal of this paper is to explain the impact of emerging technologies on the development of our modern MAV, Black Kite , at NAL

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Micro Air Vehicle
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Propulsion Division, Propulsion Division, Propulsion Division
    Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 09:55
    Last Modified: 04 Oct 2010 09:55
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/9068

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