Design and Simulation of a Solar Powered UAV for Remote Sensing Tasks Technical Report

Curcio, Luca (2015) Design and Simulation of a Solar Powered UAV for Remote Sensing Tasks Technical Report. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.



This research deals with the development of a Solar-Powered UAV designed for remote sensing, in particular to the development of the autopilot sub-system and path planning. The design of the Solar-Powered UAS followed a systems engineering methodology, by first defining system architecture, and selecting each subsystem. Validation tests and integration of autopilot is performed, in order to evaluate the performances of each subsystem and to obtain a global operational system for data collection missions. The flight tests planning and simulation results are also explored in order to verify the mission capabilities using an autopilot on a UAS. The important aspect of this research is to develop a Solar-Powered UAS for the purpose of data collection and video monitoring, especially data and images from the ground; transmit to the GS (Ground Station), segment the collected data, and afterwards analyze it with a Matlab code.

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ID Code: 91368
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: Solar Powered UAV, Remote Sensing
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Queensland University of Technology, Politecnico di Torino
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2015 23:35
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2015 06:25

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