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Lightweight UAV Variant of Unconventional Design as a Carrier for Performing Complex Airborne Geophysical SurveyingNormal access

Authors: I. Bobarika and A. Parshin
Event name: First EAGE Workshop on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Session: UAV System Design
Publication date: 02 December 2019
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201903326
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 1.48Mb )
Price: € 20

Further development of robotic unmanned systems for geophysical surveys requires the creation of new types of unmanned aircraft. As a carrier of a measuring system for performing simultaneous magnetic, gamma-spectrometric and electromagnetic (VLF) surveys, a partially aerostatically unloaded flying-wing aircraft with vertical take-off and landing was created. The UAV prototype was created according to the “catamaran” scheme and has dimensions of about 4.5x4.5 meters, the cylinders are filled with helium. At a cruising speed of 50 km / h and a mass of about 30 kg, it has a weight of about 15 kg due to the lifting force of the wing and aerostatic unloading. This prototype can be used to replace traditional airborne geophysics when working in large sites with simple relief.

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