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2017

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Optimized Endpoint Delivery Via Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Fuad Gazal Jan 2017

Optimized Endpoint Delivery Via Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Fuad Gazal

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are remotely piloted aircraft with a range of varying applications. Though early adoption of UAVs focused on military applications, surveillance, photography, and agricultural applications are presently on the rise. This work aims to ascertain how UAVs may be employed to elicit deceased transportation times, increased power efficiency, and improved safety. Resulting in optimized end point delivery. A combination of tools and techniques, involving a mathematical model, UAV simulations, redundant control systems, and custom designed electrical and mechanical components were used towards reaching the goal of a 10-kilogram maximum payload delivered 10 miles under 30 minutes. Two ...