Tongji University UAV

Last updated
Role UAV
National origin China
Manufacturer Tongji University
Designer Tongji University
First flight2013-Oct-19
Introduction2013
StatusIn service
Primary user China
Number built1

Tongji University UAVs are Chinese UAVs developed by Tongji University, and most of which are experimental UAVs.

Tongji University university located in Shanghai, China

Tongji University is a comprehensive university located in Shanghai. Established in 1907 by the German government together with German physicians in Shanghai, Tongji is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University.

Experimental aircraft aircraft built to test or develop aircraft design and technology

An experimental aircraft is an aircraft that has not yet been fully proven in flight. Often, this implies that new aerospace technologies are being tested on the aircraft, though the label is more broad.

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Foamcore UAV

Foamcore UAV is an experimental UAV developed by a team of Tongji University students led by Professor Mr. Shen Hai-Jun (沈海军), and it is intended to explore the possibility of utilizing foamcore to build a low-cost UAV. Constructed of foamcore, the UAV is in flying wing layout with delta wing. Because foamcore is flimsy, the edges and wing are reinforced with plastic or carbon fiber tubes. Along the center axis of the UAV, there is a 50° V-shaped fold, and it is in this fold where the propulsion system and payload are stored. The UAV is remotely controlled. Specification: [1]

Foamcore lightweight panel material

Foamcore, foam board, or paper-faced foam board is a lightweight and easily cut material used for mounting of photographic prints, as backing for picture framing, for making scale models, and in painting. It consists of a board of polystyrene foam clad with an outer facing of paper on either side, typically white clay-coated paper or brown kraft paper.

Flying wing tailless fixed-wing aircraft with no definite fuselage

A flying wing is a tailless fixed-wing aircraft that has no definite fuselage. The crew, payload, fuel, and equipment are typically housed inside the main wing structure, although a flying wing may have various small protuberances such as pods, nacelles, blisters, booms, or vertical stabilizers.

Delta wing wing shaped in the form of a triangle

The delta wing is a wing shaped in the form of a triangle. It is named for its similarity in shape to the Greek uppercase letter delta (Δ).

MAV

Tongji University MAV (Micro air vehicle) is a fixed wing MAV developed in 2013 by a team of students of Tongji University led by Professor Sheng Hai-Jun (沈海军), with size approximately equal to that of a table tennis racket. Tongji University UAV is in conventional layout and during its development, software including AutoCAD and NASA aerodymaic Tunnel software are utilized. What is special about this MAV is that is manufactured by 3D printing, with converted to stereolithography format (STL). Although 3D printing has been widely used in Chinese aviation industry, its application is mainly limited to production of components, and stationary models for both manned and unmanned aircraft not capable of actual flight.. Tongji University MAV is the first application of 3D printing in China to produce an UAV that actually flies. [2]

Micro air vehicle

A micro air vehicle (MAV), or micro aerial vehicle, is a class of miniature UAVs that has a size restriction and may be autonomous. Modern craft can be as small as 5 centimeters. Development is driven by commercial, research, government, and military purposes; with insect-sized aircraft reportedly expected in the future. The small craft allows remote observation of hazardous environments inaccessible to ground vehicles. MAVs have been built for hobby purposes, such as aerial robotics contests and aerial photography.

Table tennis racket sports equipment

A basic table tennis racket is used by table tennis players. The table tennis racket is usually made from laminated wood covered with rubber on one or two sides depending on the player's grip. Unlike a conventional "racket", it does not include strings strung across an open frame. The USA generally uses the term "paddle" while Europeans and Asians use the term "bat" and the official ITTF term is "racket".

AutoCAD commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software application

AutoCAD is a commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software application. Developed and marketed by Autodesk, AutoCAD was first released in December 1982 as a desktop app running on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers. Before AutoCAD was introduced, most commercial CAD programs ran on mainframe computers or minicomputers, with each CAD operator (user) working at a separate graphics terminal. Since 2010, AutoCAD was released as a mobile- and web app as well, marketed as AutoCAD 360.

Pterosaur

Pterosaur (Yi-Long or Yilong, 翼龙) UAV is a bionic UAV developed by a team of students of Tongji University led by Professor Mr. Shen Hai-Jun (沈海军). Pterosaur UAV bears a very close resemblance of a Pterosaur, with a beak of 5 cm. Pterosaur UAV is remotely controlled via 2.4 GHz radio control system, and propulsion is provided by a pair of electrical motors with diameter of 36 mm, with one mounted in the leading edge of each wing respectively. Each electric motor is powered by 11.1 volt lithium battery, and drives a two-blade wooden propeller, and in addition to the U-shaped landing gear that is constructed of carbon fiber tubes, the frame of the entire UAV is also constructed of carbon fiber tube with diameter of 14 mm. Specification: [3]

Pterosaur Flying reptiles of the extinct clade or order Pterosauria

Pterosaurs were flying reptiles of the extinct clade or order Pterosauria. They existed during most of the Mesozoic: from the late Triassic to the end of the Cretaceous. Pterosaurs are the earliest vertebrates known to have evolved powered flight. Their wings were formed by a membrane of skin, muscle, and other tissues stretching from the ankles to a dramatically lengthened fourth finger.

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Electric aircraft aircraft powered by electric motors as opposed to internal combstion engines

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The NAL/ADE Black Kite is an unmanned Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) technology demonstrator developed jointly by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of DRDO and National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) of CSIRI and supported by private vendors. It is one of the airframe designs being pursued for " National Program on Micro Air Vehicles" (NP-MICAV)

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References

  1. Foamcore UAV
  2. Tongji University UAV
  3. Pterosaur