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Títol: Development and manufacturing of a testing platform for unmanned aircraft vehicles

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Departament: TSC

Títol: Development and manufacturing of a testing platform for unmanned aircraft vehicles

Data inici oferta: 23-02-2023     Data finalització oferta: 25-02-2023

Estudis d'assignació del projecte:
Tipus: Individual
Lloc de realització: Fora UPC    
        Supervisor/a extern: Eduard Miralles
        Institució/Empresa: CATUAV SL
        Titulació del Director/a: Máster en Ingeniería Aeronáutica
Paraules clau:
dron, unmanned aircraft, sensor, integration
Descripció del contingut i pla d'activitats:
During the project a platform for testing an unmanned aircraft vehicle
will be developed and manufactured. Off the shelf and custom made parts
will be used if required. Sensors will be integrated and programmed.
Overview (resum en anglès):

The field of unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) has experienced significant technological
advancements and diverse applications in recent years. Consequently, the need for improved
testing methods to keep pace with these advancements has become crucial. This
master¿s thesis presents the development of a novel test platform for UAVs, encompassing
the development process, encountered challenges, and future prospects.
The primary objective of this project is to design and create a UAV test bench that enhances
the workflow of a research and development team. The final design fulfils all
mandatory requirements established at the project¿s inception and includes additional features
to address secondary needs. As a result, the developed prototype provides the team
with a valuable tool applicable to various scenarios, including the development of new aircraft,
and testing and troubleshooting of existing fleet members.
The prototype¿s development follows an iterative design approach, adapting to changing
requirements and overcoming challenges related to materials, budget constraints, and
manufacturing complexity. To ensure robustness and reliability, software and electronics
choices are based on established components and protocols, resulting in a test bench that
outperforms the tested UAV in terms of reliability and robustness.
The document starts by introducing the reader to the purpose and reasoning behind why
the project was done. Then a market analysis is presented together with an explanation
for the decision of starting a design from scratch. The next section describes in detail
the design process of the prototype. This chapter is followed by the software architecture
description. The last body chapter explains the systems integration in preparation for the
manufacturing and assembly process. Finally, a conclusion chapter showing the project
conclusions, cost approximation, and further work is presented.
Through this research, a comprehensive understanding of UAV testing methodologies and
the development of an advanced test platform is achieved, laying the foundation for continued
advancements in the field of unmanned aircraft vehicles.

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