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Establishing stable wall-contact with multirotor platforms

Molen, T.D. van der (2016) Establishing stable wall-contact with multirotor platforms.

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Abstract:In this report the design, construction and testing of a mechanism for establishing stable wall contact with UAV’s is described. First a overview of the applications and existing solutions is given. From the applications a set of specifications is derived which is used in the design of the prototype. The prototype consists of a carbon fiber tube with two lower supports and a suction cup. This prototype is tested and the results lead to a second design iteration. The final design uses a spring mechanism to absorb the impacts, a servo paired with a wire to detach the suction cup and a special approach controller to ensure a stable impact from a distance. The system is again tested and results of this show that it is capable of impacting, attaching and detaching from a surface multiple times with a success rate of 55%.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Programme:Electrical Engineering BSc (56953)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/81317
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