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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Design of fixed wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


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.

Taught by

Prof.Saderla Subrahmanyam

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