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Recharge yourself An autonomous drone charging solution

Brink, A.P. van den (2022) Recharge yourself An autonomous drone charging solution.

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Abstract:Corvus drones is developing a drone with software which is capable of autonomous flying inside of greenhouses. Next to that this drone is capable of collecting data. To make the process of data collection in greenhouses fully autonomous an autonomous charging station is desired to recharge the drones for multiple flights given that the inspection process takes longer time than the flight time of the drones. The project goal is described as follow: Design a drone docking station which is capable of recharging the drone and changing the drone battery pack. To successfully achieve this result, the project is divided into multiple intermediate results. All these components together will be the drone docking station. This resulted in the drone docking station, with the bolt on battery changing module connected. Next to that a landing skid for the drone to connect to the dockingstation is designed. This landing skid is also damage reducing in case of a crash. To validate the battery charging a prototype is made(excluding the battery changing module). Based on this testing results and validation of the requirements it is concluded that the drone docking station is very functional and will help to make data collecting fully autonomous.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Corvus drones, Ede, Nederland
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:48 agricultural science, 52 mechanical engineering
Programme:Mechanical Engineering MSc (60439)
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