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Power and weight considerations in small, agile quadrotors

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Yash Mulgaonkar, Michael Whitzer, Vijay Kumar

Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)

Brian Morgan, Christopher M. Kroninger, Aaron M. Harrington

U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)

Proc. SPIE 9083, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VI, 90831Q (June 4, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2051112
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  • Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VI
  • Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut K. Dutta
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA | May 05, 2014

abstract

The development of autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) is significantly constrained by their size, weight and power consumption. In this paper, we explore the energetics of quadrotor platforms and study the scaling of mass, inertia, lift and drag with their characteristic length. The effects of length scale on masses and inertias associated with various components are also investigated. Additionally, a study of Lithium Polymer battery performance is presented in terms of specific power and specific energy. Finally, we describe the power and energy consumption for different quadrotors and explore the dependence on size and mass for static hover tests as well as representative maneuvers. © (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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Yash Mulgaonkar ; Michael Whitzer ; Brian Morgan ; Christopher M. Kroninger ; Aaron M. Harrington, et al.
" Power and weight considerations in small, agile quadrotors ", Proc. SPIE 9083, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VI, 90831Q (June 4, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2051112; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2051112


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