Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Propulsion Public

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  • There is a growing US interest in UAVs for many applications ranging from agriculture to military. One area of improvement that can be realized in each category is propulsion. Engines with greater efficiency would result in longer mission duration, leading to cost savings and increased usefulness for UAV owners and operators. With a goal of increasing UAV propulsion efficiency, a small engine test stand was constructed and used to test the performance of a 3W-28i engine. Multiple fuels were used and data was gathered on the fuel consumption rates at various engine power outputs. The data was then analyzed and cross checked against published data. Comparison showed that the 3W engine was measured to have efficiencies in the same 5-15% range as a similar sized engines in the literature. This proves the utility of our small engine test stand and verifies the sensors used, all as a step towards a more advanced and highly automated engine testing platform.
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