Integrated electro-aeromechanical structures for low-cost, self-deploying environment sensors and disposable UAVs

  title={Integrated electro-aeromechanical structures for low-cost, self-deploying environment sensors and disposable UAVs},
  author={Paul E. I. Pounds and Surya P. N. Singh},
  journal={2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
This paper presents a novel approach for constructing light-weight, low-cost air-deployable sensor modules and miniature unmanned aerial vehicles which consist of printed circuit boards as integrated electronic, structural and aerodynamic lift-producing devices. In this way, each aircraft can be a single-piece, single-manufacturing step assembly, reducing materials, processing and labour costs. This approach allows the fabrication of devices that are sufficiently inexpensive so as to be… 

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