Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Propulsion Unit Optimization for Small UAS

Presenter Information

Cory Goates, Utah State University

Class

Article

College

College of Engineering

Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Selection of a propulsion system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is a complex and iterative process. Attempts have been made to provide effective modelling of propulsion systems. However, due to the discrete nature of the design space, effective optimization tools have yet to be developed. We present an optimizer which presents designers with feasible propulsion systems based on given parameters. This optimizer also allows designers to view trend in the design space and more quickly determine an optimum solution.

Location

Room 154

Start Date

4-10-2019 1:30 PM

End Date

4-10-2019 2:45 PM

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Propulsion Unit Optimization for Small UAS

Room 154

Selection of a propulsion system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is a complex and iterative process. Attempts have been made to provide effective modelling of propulsion systems. However, due to the discrete nature of the design space, effective optimization tools have yet to be developed. We present an optimizer which presents designers with feasible propulsion systems based on given parameters. This optimizer also allows designers to view trend in the design space and more quickly determine an optimum solution.