FURI | Spring 2018

Aerodynamic Propeller Modelling

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The objective of this research project is to create a more accurate quadcopter model that can be used to better test the stability of the quadcopter without risking hardware damage caused by experimental testing. This will be done by implementing a dynamic propeller model into a simulation space, Air Sim, in order to better represent the propeller effects on the motion of a quadcopter. The successful completion of this project will eventually allow for further development of stable autonomous tandem flight between multiple quadcopters.

Student researcher

Brandon Dawson

Aerospace engineering

Hometown: Peoria, Arizona

Graduation date: Fall 2018