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1 1 System to Remotely Transport and Deploy an Unmanned Helicopter MEM Senior Design Team Number 10 Dr. Paul Y. Oh (Advisor) Jason Collins (MEM) Michael Perreca (ECE) Caitlyn Worthington-Kirsch (MEM) Drexel Autonomous Systems Laboratory (D.A.S.L.) December 5, 2007

2 2 The Problem -Rescue workers need to know where the dangers are and where they can do the most good -UAVs have been shown to help provide situational awareness -Keep human crew away from danger id=51919023&epmid=1&partner=Google 000/jpg/_44194534_afp203bodybonita.jpg

3 3 Notional Video

4 4 Thresholds and RequirementThresholdObjective Sizefit into lab maneuver manually with 2 people Minimum towing vehicleDIAS1DIAS2 Protect UAV during transportDirt roadOff road Launch prep time2 Minutes1 Minute Weather protection Shield contents from light precipitationShed steady rain Level UAV before launch Safe angle for human pilotSafe angle for auto takeoff Able to carrySR-20SR-100 Objectives

5 5 Leveling System Design Parameters -Allow UAV platform to remain level as the trailer pitches and rolls -Prevent movement beyond set limits -Latch UAV in place during transit -Prevent the platform from moving during UAV takeoff -Design to carry either SR-100 or SR-20 helicopter UAV

6 6 Leveling System Proposed Solution - Gimbal system to level platform -Breaks to dampen oscillation -Bump stops to prevent over travel

7 7 Leveling System Risks High Risk: -Counter weight based leveling system can lead to swinging under natural frequency stimulus Reduction: -Use controlled breaking to stop any swinging Medium Risk: -Trailer pitch sharply and cause UAV tail to impact trailer structure Reduction: -Set mechanical limits to prevent gimbal from moving too far

8 8 Dampening System Design Parameters Protect the helicopter and gimbal from ground vibration Support weight of the helicopter and gimbal Initial design: classic spring-dashpot system Protect the helicopter and gimbal from sideways and twisting motion New design using bowls and a rubber ball, supported by the TRIZ principles of Dynamics and Curvature

9 9 Dampening System Proposed Solution Proof-of-concept model Compressible ball between two bowls Allows for sideways and twisting movement Transference of approximately 5% of vibration at 5 Hz

10 10 Dampening System Risks High Risk: – Design Viability Reduction: -Mitigated by construction and testing of proof-of-concept model Medium Risk: – Tuning and Adaptability Reduction: - Adjustable ball inflation allows for varying vibration control

11 11 Control System Design Parameters - Must have the ability to be controlled/monitored remotely - Must support multiple analog inputs/outputs and provide real time processing - Remote Communications System - Ability to reprogram and adapt - Sturdy - Expandable

12 12 Control System Proposed Solution National Instruments Compact RIO -Features real time control and processing ability -Reconfigurable and Reprogrammable/Expandable -Sturdy and Rugged design -Proven to be able to process analog signals -Relies on the LabVIEW programming environment -Readily available from D.A.S.L.

13 13 Control System Risks High Risk: - Price of Equipment - Learning Curve LabVIEW Programming Reduction: D.A.S.L. hardware grant by National Instruments; Medium Risk: - Module Availability Reduction: Determine desired modules well in advance Low Risk: -Electrical Requirements( 9-35 V DC Input; 7-10 Watt Power Consumption) -Analog Signal Input and Control Reduction: Testing of proof-of-concept coding and design a common voltage electrical system

14 14 Trailer and Enclosure Design Parameters -Be able to fit into the Bossone Center and D.A.S.L. -Have a universal mounting system that can be used on multiple vehicles -Provide protection from debris and weather -Fit inside a U-Haul enclosed trailer for easy transportation -Light enough to be towed by D.I.A.S. I or II

15 15 Trailer and Enclosure Possible Solutions Pre-built 56”x56” Deck Over Trailer Pre-built 56”x90” Deck Over Trailer Pre-built 56”x90” Enclosed Deck Over Trailer Custom Built trailer by MEM Senior Design Team 10

16 16 Trailer and Enclosure Risks High Risk: -Weight -Expandability Reduction: Work hand in hand with trailer manufacturer to design for lightest application with best possibility of expansion Medium Risk: -Price -Availability Reduction: Locate a manufacturer near the Philadelphia Area with competitive pricing Low Risk: -Mounting style Reduction: Use of a standard Ball-Hitch style mounting system

17 17 Timeline Jan 14 – Design Freeze Jan 21 – all parts sourced and ordered Jan 28 – Begin building trailer, testing components as they are built Mar 10 – Full trailer testing begins May 5 – Final report and end of project

18 18 Budget ComponentEstimated Cost Trailer base$1500 Enclosure$1500 Gimbal$960 Suspension$80 Controls$6777 Salaries9 Months for 1 EE = $41024* 2 MEMs = $85107* Total$10888 *Average salaries provided by

19 19 Budgetary Options Options represent luxury, mid-range, and economy prototypes Tradeoff: More expensive = lower risk, more reliability Less expensive = more team man-hours Options in: Frame and gimbal materials Enclosure material Trailer base

20 20 Acknowledgements Dr. Paul Y. Oh D.A.S.L. Members MEM Senior Design Committee ECE Senior Design Committee All Those in Attendance

21 21 Thank You Questions? ?

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