P09233: Airframe Measurements and Aircraft Controls

Generate Product Concepts

Table of Contents

Step 1. Clarify The Problem

Provide measurements of critical parameters for the controlled flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle, and provide the necessary information for taking aerial images.

It will be important to measure the following parameters:

Step 2. Search Externally

Step 3. Search Internally

Step 4. Explore Systematically

Airframe Measurements Component Spreadsheet

Step 5. Reflect on the Results and the Process

After looking through many available technologies, we have compiled a list of components that will allow us to measure the necessary sensors to provide a flight control system with the necessary inputs for controlled flight. Our research has also shown us the range in price and data measurement quality of each of the major sensors and this will help us to narrow down the best choice sensor for our application. This research has also shown us that in most if not all cases, it is most cost effective to purchase off the shelf measurement devices and focus on their integration and calibration rather than their design.