Flight endurance > 5 minutes
Flight range of 300 m from base station
Fully functional Electronics during flight described
- The airframe of the vehicle shall be durable to withstand hard
landings. The onboard electronics such as the video and controls
systems need to be used for every mission and because of their
expense, need to be protected from damage.
Pod - A detachable pod shall be integrated with the airframe
that will responsible for holding the necessary cartridge payload.
The pod shall also meet the same durability requirements of the
airframe. Pod design and integration shall be flexible to allow
for payloads of various sizes and weights. A flight/payload envelope
shall be developed to show what size and weight payload can be
carried by the MAV.
Stability and Control - The vehicle should be
stable to allow for natural recovery of the vehicle during flight.
The pilot should be able to maintain good control of the vehicle
for the duration of the flight.
Propulsion - A propeller/power plant combination shall be
chosen that allows the Performance Goals to be satisfied.
System -The vehicle shall have an onboard camera capable of
transmitting real time video back to the base station. The base
station shall have a method of viewing the real-time video feed
and capturing that video for later analysis and documentation.
Video should be used to help fly the aircraft, navigate to pre-determined
targets and pinpoint location.
Control System - The vehicle shall have an onboard receiver
to receive the control signals from the pilot. A lightweight control-actuation
system shall interact with the receiver to control the vehicle.
Batteries - The vehicle shall be powered by
onboard batteries that will provide the necessary power for all
of the onboard electronics.
Launcher - A launcher should be designed and analyzed for
possible use with the MAV.
Global Positioning System (GPS) - A GPS system shall be
investigated for possible use on an MAV. If deemed feasible, GPS
should be implemented in the design as a standard feature.