Design and Development of a Propulsion System for a Water-Air Unmanned Vehicle

Bacciaglia, Antonio (2018) Design and Development of a Propulsion System for a Water-Air Unmanned Vehicle. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Aerospace engineering / ingegneria aerospaziale [LM-DM270] - Forli', Documento full-text non disponibile
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This work aims to contribute on the design of a Bimodal Unmanned Underwater and Air System (BUUAS). This research project will first present background informations of current hybrid UAV concepts with a focus on the different types of propulsion mechanisms used in air/water transition. Then a brief description of BUUAS will lead to requirements for the transition mechanism that this work aims to develop. After a section dedicated to the description of a short-impulse thruster layout, theoretical and experimental approaches are used to determine the amount of thrust generated. As second design step, a simplified UAV version is used to test the transition phase using the designed thruster. Finally, a section is dedicated to a design layout description with the thruster and an optimized propeller. Future work is proposed to continue in the development of this project, with a short description of folding wing and propulsion system integration concepts.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Bacciaglia, Antonio
Relatore della tesi
Correlatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
UAV, hybrid propeller, propulsion system, bio-inspired technology, testing
Data di discussione della Tesi
22 Marzo 2018

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