Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are here to change the world. Drones are revolutionizing the shipping and delivery industry, helping survey and land developers with aerial images and videos, providing a way to safely survey structural damage on bridges and tall structures, and are being deployed to destroy national security threats.
Cutting Weight to Maximize Flight Time
The majority of today’s drones rely on batteries to power their motors and onboard controls. Due to the limited energy reserves of today’s batteries and how energy-intensive flight is for rotorcraft vehicles, it is critical to keep the weight of the structure as low as possible in order to increase flight duration and range. ASR delivers optimized designs through the use of computational analysis and the knowledge of high-strength, low-weight materials. Using finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), our experienced engineers are able to analyze drone components to ensure they meet all performance requirements while also removing unnecessary material to reduce weight.
Drones are being used in a large variety of environments including high wind areas for civil inspections, confined spaces, and in interactive swarms. Each of these use cases pose separate challenges during the design process as they add new variables that need to be understood while programing a drones flight computer or designing an aerodynamic body. Using CFD our engineers will analyze the aerodynamic properties of a drone for its work environment.
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