Design of a Tube Launched Man Portable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

by Proctor, S.

Abstract (Summary)
The aim of the MSc was to design a man portable tube launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The resulting UAV has a vertically staggered wing layout and a V-tail. The UAV has folding wings and tail to allow the deployment from a tube and is small in size to allow it to be man portable. Several design variants were experimented with to verify the staggered wing configuration. The outcome is that a small UAV suitable for tube launching is possible, although the UAV has yet to be launched from a tube.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Knowles, K.; Bray, D.

School:Cranfield University

School Location:United Kingdom

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:03/29/2007

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