This course introduces the initial designing and sizing process for rapidly growing fixed – wing UAV technology, integrated with its performance and stability analysis and prototype testingINTENDED AUDIENCE:Undergraduate and postgraduate studentsPREREQUISITES: Introduction to AerodynamicsINDUSTRY SUPPORT: DRDO, HAL, Boeing, Airbus, Bell, McDonnell Douglas, UAV Factory, Lockheed Martin
Week 1 : Introduction to fixed-wing UAVs ,Introduction to Design, Basic Design Parameters Week 2: Basic Design Parameters contd…, Design Algorithm: Case Study, Design Algorithm: Mission Requirements Week 3 :Design Algorithm: Feasible Design Parameters, Configuration Layout: Airfoil Selection,Configuration Layout: Planform Geometry selection Week 4: Weight and CG Estimation,Analytical Parameter Estimation, Analytical Parameter Estimation contd… Week 5 : Performance and Stability Analysis,Performance and Stability Analysis contd… ,Performance and Stability Analysis contd…. Week 6 : Simulation, Simulation contd… , Detailed Sizing. Week 7 : Estimation of inertial properties using 3D modelling, Prototype Fabrication. Week 8 : Wind Tunnel Testing, Aerodynamic Characterization through Wind Tunnel Testing.