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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

UAV Design - Part II

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


This course introduces the designing and sizing process (Simulation/Experimental) for fixed – wing UAV technology, integrated with its performance and stability analysis (Static & Dynamic) and prototype testingINTENDED AUDIENCE :Undergraduate and postgraduate studentsPREREQUISITES :Introduction to Aerodynamics/Flight Mechanics andDesign of fixed wing Unmanned Aerial VehiclesINDUSTRIES SUPPORT :DRDO, HAL, Boeing, Airbus, Bell, McDonnell Douglas, UAV Factory, Lockheed Martin


Week 1: Review of the concepts covered in first part of the courseWeek 2: Understanding the static stability of various UAVs. Significance of location of Neutral point and Centre of gravity for a stable flight.Week 3: Approach for wing design and airfoil selection with examplesWeek 4: Tail sizing, control surface sizing and significance of tail volume ratio with examples
Week 5: Developing subroutine for design processWeek 6: Design example for conventional takeoff fixed wing UAV for various mission requirementsWeek 7: Design example for hand launch fixed wing UAV for various mission requirementWeek 8: Design example for VTOL fixed wing UAV for various mission requirement

Taught by

Prof. Saderla Subrahmanyam

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