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dc.contributor.advisorGannon, Anthony J.
dc.contributor.authorSmitley, Eric D.
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T23:06:06Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T23:06:06Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45946
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe research presented is dedicated to the advancement of construction techniques in order to implement new designs of a vehicle suited for cross-flow fan propulsion. This is accomplished by designing a quad-rotor cross-flow fan that incorporates lessons learned from previous generation models as well introducing novel new construction concepts tailored to cross-flow fan propulsion vehicles. The current vehicle design was built using both custom and standard sections. Commercially available drivetrain and control components are used. The new design focused on three key areas of improvement: airframe simplification, gross takeoff weight reduction and structural rigidity improvement. At all phases the construction and emphasis on using readily available technologies or minor modifications to these was maintained. Novel techniques in construction are presented that allow these technologies to be leveraged. Finally, a new vehicle was built and tested and shown to be able to take-off vertically and be fully controllable in pitch, yaw, and roll.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleDevelopment of a cross-flow fan powered quad-rotor unmanned aerial vehicleen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderHobson, Garth V.
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
dc.subject.authorVertical take-off and landingen_US
dc.subject.authorVTOLen_US
dc.subject.authorcross-flow fanen_US
dc.subject.authorCFFen_US
dc.subject.authorcontrolen_US
dc.subject.authorquad-rotoren_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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