Printed Quad with RADAR mount

The RepRap printed quadrotor using Ultimachine translucent blue PLA

 

1000kv 12A burst current... 47grams each (x4)

20A ESC w/ 2A BEC... 19grams each (x4)

KKmulticontroller v.5.5 "Blackboard" w/ physical support for APM1 & APM2 boards.

8x4.5 propellers

Typical battery 4000mAh, 11.1v Li-poly

Estimated maximum thrust 2.58kg (unconfirmed)

Typical flying weight 0.98kg

 

Design payload: X-Band FSK-CW RADAR. (Sensor gimbal/encoder assembly shown on the front)

 

I designed this aircraft to make testing RADAR-based collision avoidance systems easier, for more information on the collision avoidance concept see one of the group's publications:

 

Allistair A. Moses, Matthew J. Rutherford, Michail Kontitsis and Kimon P. Valavanis, “Radar-

based detection and identification for miniature air vehicles” , IEEE Conference on Control

Applications (2011);

 

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