Presentation Title

Design, Fabrication, and Analysis of Low-Cost Smart Solar Powered Energy Harvesting Micro Air Vehicles using 3D Printing

Faculty Mentor

Sagil James

Start Date

17-11-2018 8:30 AM

End Date

17-11-2018 10:30 AM

Location

HARBESON 36

Session

POSTER 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

engineering_computer_science

Abstract

Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) are advanced aerial vehicles having reduced size of the order of 100 mm. The MAVs are primarily employed for advanced engineering applications including surveillance, wildfire detection, wildfire monitoring and search and rescue operations. Depending on the requirements, MAVs have different configurations such as wing-less design, tail-less design and so on. Designing a MAV is often a challenge considering the need for high performance, incorporating gust stability features and other control systems. Additionally, the fabrication of cost-effective MAV devices is critical in realizing its widespread applications. Using 3D printing instead of conventional assembly techniques could prove to be a game-changer. Recently, 3D printing has gained much interest around the world. Despite all its promises, 3D printing is still considered as evolving technology and is primarily used for fabricating non-functional prototypes in limited volumes. The primary goal of this study is to design, fabricate and analyze affordable and smart solar powered energy harvesting Micro Air Vehicles. The project involves the study of different design parameters of the proposed smart MAVs. Designing involves taking the wide variety of MAV configurations into consideration. The designing would be performed using Solidworks and CATIA software. Each design would be subsequently prototyped using 3D printing technique. The study also involves exploring various energy harvesting solutions for applications in MAVs and to develop a thin-film based solar panel to power the proposed MAV.

Summary of research results to be presented

- 3D CAD Design of proposed MAV

- Preliminary analysis of design

- 3D printed prototype of the proposed MAV

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Design, Fabrication, and Analysis of Low-Cost Smart Solar Powered Energy Harvesting Micro Air Vehicles using 3D Printing

HARBESON 36

Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) are advanced aerial vehicles having reduced size of the order of 100 mm. The MAVs are primarily employed for advanced engineering applications including surveillance, wildfire detection, wildfire monitoring and search and rescue operations. Depending on the requirements, MAVs have different configurations such as wing-less design, tail-less design and so on. Designing a MAV is often a challenge considering the need for high performance, incorporating gust stability features and other control systems. Additionally, the fabrication of cost-effective MAV devices is critical in realizing its widespread applications. Using 3D printing instead of conventional assembly techniques could prove to be a game-changer. Recently, 3D printing has gained much interest around the world. Despite all its promises, 3D printing is still considered as evolving technology and is primarily used for fabricating non-functional prototypes in limited volumes. The primary goal of this study is to design, fabricate and analyze affordable and smart solar powered energy harvesting Micro Air Vehicles. The project involves the study of different design parameters of the proposed smart MAVs. Designing involves taking the wide variety of MAV configurations into consideration. The designing would be performed using Solidworks and CATIA software. Each design would be subsequently prototyped using 3D printing technique. The study also involves exploring various energy harvesting solutions for applications in MAVs and to develop a thin-film based solar panel to power the proposed MAV.