Graduate Thesis Or Dissertation

 

Design and Optimization of a 1 kW Hybrid Powertrain for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Public Deposited

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/k0698d301

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract
  • A 1 kW series hybrid powertrain was developed at Oregon State University for use in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This powertrain was designed to give mission flexibility and increased flight time to fixed-wing vertical takeoff and landing UAVs and multirotor UAVs. The powertrain components, an internal combustion engine and a brushless DC motor acting as a generator, were optimized and characterized in a test facility also developed as part of this work. For the first time, a fuel-injected two-stroke engine was optimized for use in a UAV hybrid powertrain, and a thorough dataset was presented on the performance and characterization of a UAV hybrid powertrain generator. Shown in the results, these components were sufficient to provide 1 kW of DC power to be used for battery charging throughout flight. By generating power equal or greater than that being consumed for propulsion, multirotors can achieve significantly longer flight time while maintaining the control capable from the use of electric motors. This work attempts to fill apparent research gaps of fuel injection for a UAV series hybrid powertrain and generator performance data for a UAV series hybrid powertrain.
License
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Committee Member
Academic Affiliation
Rights Statement
Publisher
Peer Reviewed
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Steven Van Tuyl(steve.vantuyl@oregonstate.edu) on 2017-06-20T19:27:38Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1BrownSeanP2017.pdf: 2884171 bytes, checksum: 093ac8c9cbcff6c21f0835cbc724baa2 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Sean Brown (browsean@onid.orst.edu) on 2017-06-16T03:47:36ZNo. of bitstreams: 1BrownSeanP2017.pdf: 2884171 bytes, checksum: 093ac8c9cbcff6c21f0835cbc724baa2 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2017-06-20T19:27:38Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1BrownSeanP2017.pdf: 2884171 bytes, checksum: 093ac8c9cbcff6c21f0835cbc724baa2 (MD5)
Embargo reason
  • Existing Confidentiality Agreement
Embargo date range
  • 2017-11-10 to 2018-02-16

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

In Collection:

Items