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Title: Automatic UAV launcher with Bluetooth low energy integrated electromagnetic releasing system
Authors: Babarenda Guruge Prasanna Madushan Guruge
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Aeronautical engineering
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: This final year project report presents a novel state of the art catapult launcher system with Bluetooth low energy (BLE) integrated feedback system which is designed for small size unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Whereas the launcher uses spring energy as the primary energy source, its carriage uses electromagnetic energy to hold and release the UAV. Project divides into two phases for the convenience of fabrication. First phase focuses on the railing system along with the main frame design. Phase two dedicates on appropriate car design with a launching mechanism and a feedback system for sensor data by using BLE. In phase one, few of the major requirements are the weight of the main frame and the strength. Therefore Aluminium is used for main frame fabrication, where stainless steel is used in areas where high concentrated stresses are found. A patent research is carried out in phase one and elaborates in later chapters. In phase two, a magnetic launching mechanism is designed along with an ultrasound sensor feedback control system. Pressure sensors are used to measure the force acting on the carriage. This report provides in depth information on the designing, fabrication, structural testing and software implementation processes. Future recommendations and modifications are also discussed in this report.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/64077
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:MAE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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