Design and Development of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Drone for Surveillance

Authors

  • Ranjit Bhairavnath Satpute Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, JSPM's Jayawantrao Sawant College of Engineering, Pune, India
  • Omkar Pradeep Shitole Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, JSPM's Jayawantrao Sawant College of Engineering, Pune, India
  • Shubham Anil Sutar Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, JSPM's Jayawantrao Sawant College of Engineering, Pune, India
  • Onkar Ashok Salunkhe Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, JSPM's Jayawantrao Sawant College of Engineering, Pune, India

Keywords:

VTOL, Quadcopter, Fixed wing, UAV, Pixhawk cube orange

Abstract

It is a difficult task that necessitates a multidisciplinary approach to build and develop vertical take-off and landing (VOTL) drones for surveillance. This paper details the entire design development process, with the aim of explaining the design steps and performance analyses, including energy consumption, of a quadcopter, fixed wing (FW), (VTOL), and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), from the identification of the requirements and Specification through the selection of the proper material and components to the implementation of the control system. Typically, fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles can fly for longer than multi-copter aircraft. although one is required. since it is unlikely that the city region will have wide runways. The creation of a fixed-wing capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) is required. Our aim was to create a steady transit flight in a VTOL aircraft. We created a test VTOL plane in order to accomplish this. The creation of the drone includes choosing strong, lightweight materials, such as EPP (Expanded Polypropylene) for the body and aluminium for the square bar pipe. It also entails developing the internal structure. Four BLDC motors and propellers are used for take-off, while one BLDC motor and propeller are used for propulsion. A flight controller (Pixhawk cube orange) is in charge of maintaining control and stability during flight. The drone's onboard system is used to implement the control system. The transmitter (Fly Sky i6s) and receiver (10 channels) that make up the onboard system regulate flying parameters. The result of this project is a highly effective and capable VTOL drone for surveillance that may be utilized for a variety of tasks, including delivery, disaster management, infrastructure inspection, and mapping.

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Published

21-05-2023

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How to Cite

[1]
R. B. Satpute, O. P. Shitole, S. A. Sutar, and O. A. Salunkhe, “Design and Development of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Drone for Surveillance”, IJMDES, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 31–34, May 2023, Accessed: May 20, 2024. [Online]. Available: https://journal.ijmdes.com/ijmdes/article/view/144