Design and Development of UAV using 3-D Printing Technique for Survellience in Military Operations and Disaster Conditions
UAVs (Unmanned Ariel Vehicle) are such kind of aircrafts in which the pilot is not onboard for flying. This paper
deals with the designing and manufacture of an autonomous Unmanned Ariel Vehicle.The drone is designed as an X-shaped
quadcopter that houses camera with a wireless transmission system that provides live feed from the cameras to the ground
station. Our approach uses a camera with gimbal to send the live data of the desired location to the ground station. It also
intended to be able to carry a payload for future developments. It is propelled by four propellers connected to motors. The
control is achieved by changing the pitch and/or rotation rate of any of the rotor disc. The UAV is completely autonomous
with barometers, onboard compass, and GPS which help it in navigation system. In this project, we develop a system that
enables a quadcopter to localize and navigate autonomously to a desired destination and at the same time can be used for
surveillance. The designing is carried out using CAD (catia V5) software. The frame of quadcopter is 3-D printed using ABS
(Acrylonitrile-butadiene-Styrene) and PLA (Polylactic Acid) which are strong, light weight and higher temperature resistant
material. The specialty of the model is that very less drag will be experienced by it since all the wiring and avionic
instruments would be packed inside the structure of model.
Keywords- Unmanned Ariel Vehicle, gimbal, propellers, autonomous, 3D printing, ABS, PLA.