Propulsion system optimization for an unmanned lightweight quadrotor

@inproceedings{Latorre2011PropulsionSO,
  title={Propulsion system optimization for an unmanned lightweight quadrotor},
  author={Eva Latorre},
  year={2011}
}
This thesis presents an approach for the optimization of the propulsion system of an unmanned lightweight quadrotor by introducing rotor aerodynamics and identifying methods to improve the electrical propulsion system (EPS), hence improving its performance and efficiency. Since the rotor is the main component to generate thrust, a numerical model based on the combined momentum and blade element theory is presented to aid in the design and/or selection of the optimum rotor. In order to validate… CONTINUE READING