System design approach for experimental UAV

Chin E. Lin, Ya Hsien Lai, Ying Chi Huang, Chih Chin Li, Chin Chung Nien

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The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has become a broad academic research into civilian applications. UAV system design in aerodynamics and flight control is the key to success. This paper presents Cardinal UAV design and implemented for civil mission requirements using full composite fabrication. After basic specifications are determined, the Cardinal UAV has tried to modify into high payload for low speed performance in fabrication and implementation. The paper records the Cardinal UAV system engineering approach of design, development, manufacturing and verification in technical details. By autopilot flight control, the Cardinal UAV is converted into easy maneuvering for long endurance in various operating speed. It does specially fit for disaster surveillance and rescue applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-36
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Lin, C. E., Lai, Y. H., Huang, Y. C., Li, C. C., & Nien, C. C. (2013). System design approach for experimental UAV. Journal of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation, 45(1), 25-36.