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A Vectoring Thrust Coaxial Rotor for Micro Air Vehicle: Modeling, Design and Analysis

Prothin, Sebastien and Moschetta, Jean-Marc A Vectoring Thrust Coaxial Rotor for Micro Air Vehicle: Modeling, Design and Analysis. (2013) In: 21ème Congrès Français de Mécanique, 26 August 2013 - 30 August 2013 (Bordeaux, France).

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Abstract

The growing interest of rotary wing UAVs, for military and civilian applications, has encouraged designers to consider miniaturized configurations, more efficient in terms of endurance, payload capability and maneuverability. The purpose of this paper is to study a new configuration of coaxial rotor as applied to a micro aerial vehicle (MAV) with the intention to guarantee the vehicle maneuverability while removing unnecessary control surfaces which would increase wind gust sensitivity. Coaxial rotor configurations maximize the available rotor disk surface and allow for torque cancelation. Tilting rotors may allow for the vehicle control.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):National conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Sebastien Prothin
Deposited On:08 Nov 2013 10:56

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