Automated Design and Fabrication of Micro Air Vehicles
2011 (English)In: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ISSN 0893-1321, Vol. 226, no 10, 1271-1282 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A methodology for an automated design and fabrication of micro-air vehicles (MAVs) is presented. A design optimization framework has been developed that interfaces several software systems to generate MAVs to optimally fulfil specific mission requirements. By means of amulti-objective genetic algorithm, families of MAVs are tailored with respect to objectives such as weight and endurance. The framework takes into consideration the airframe and aerodynamic design as well as the selection and positioning of internal components. The selection of propulsion system components is made from a database of off-the-shelf components. In combination with a three-dimensional printer, physical prototypes can be quickly manufactured. A validation of the framework results from flight tests of a real MAV is also presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Journals online , 2011. Vol. 226, no 10, 1271-1282 p.
Micro Air Vehicle; multidisciplinary optimization; multi-objective optimization; genetic algorithm; CAD automation; design automation
National CategoryMechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73107DOI: 10.1177/0954410011419612ISI: 000312145300006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-73107DiVA: diva2:466507