Distributed Framework for Micro Aerial Vehicle Design Automation
2008 (English)In: Proceedings from the 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 7 - 10 January, Reno, NV, USA, AIAA , 2008, 140- p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Micro or mini aerial vehicles are characterized by being simple and inexpensive to build, and due to their small size very important to optimize. They are also likely to be built in relatively small series and be tailored for the sensors and equipment available at the time of deployment. Therefore "design and build on demand" is very attractive, where a modular concept with a more or less automated design process is desirable. In this paper design automation of a Micro or Mini Aerial Vehicle (MAV) is demonstrated using a distributed design optimization framework that involves selections of components from a database of propulsion system equipment and geometrical shape optimization. The framework links together a CAD system, responsible for the aircraft shape generation, with a panel code for aerodynamic evaluations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AIAA , 2008. 140- p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13308ISBN: 978-1-62410-128-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13308DiVA: diva2:18278
46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 7 - 10 January, Reno, NV, USA