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The development of a new VTOL UAV configuration for law enforcement

Omar, Zamri and Bil, Cees and Hill, Robin The development of a new VTOL UAV configuration for law enforcement. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (ICME2008), 21– 23 May 2008, Johor Bahru, Malaysia..


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This paper summarizes the ongoing project at RMIT University on the development of a new ductedfan VTOL UAV configuration that mainly to aid the law enforcement activities. In this new configuration, several elements from fixed-wings and rotary-wings airplanes are merged together that distinguish it from its class. The design objective is primarily to have a VTOL feature without scarifying the high speed horizontal flight capability. It is a small, compact and light vehicle that makes it very effective to be used generally for law enforcement in the areas that other means are incapable. Discussions on the vehicle configuration, aerodynamics prediction, onboard systems, system simulation, and some of the planned works are briefly presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: vehicles, aerodynamic
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Khairunnisa Ahmad
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 01:07
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:39
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/124
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