Analysis and Improvements to the Green Falcon Solar Powered UAV

Benitez Cruz, Ignacio Jose (2014) Analysis and Improvements to the Green Falcon Solar Powered UAV. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

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There has recently been a rapidly increasing interest in solar powered UAVs. With the emergence of high power density batteries, long range and low-power micro radio devices, airframes, and powerful micro-processors and motors, small/micro UAVs have become applicable in civilian applications such as remote sensing, mapping, traffic monitoring, search and rescue. The Green Falcon UAV is an innovative project from Queensland University of Technology and has been developed and tested during these past years. It comprises a wide range of subsystems to be analyses and studied such as Solar Panel Cells, Gas sensor, Aerodynamics of the wing and others. Previous test however, resulted in damage to the solar cells and some of the subsystems including motor and ESC. This report describes the repair and verification process followed to improve the efficiency of the Green Falcon UAV. The report shows some of the results obtained in previous static and flight tests as well as some of recommendations.

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ID Code: 94553
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: Green Falcon, Solar Powered, UAV
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 07 Apr 2016 04:44
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 09:57

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