Faculty Advisor

Bar-On, Isa

Faculty Advisor

Trapp, Andrew C

Abstract

The flight duration of Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) is frequently limited to one hour or less; an improved flight time is desired. Our project focuses on two methods of recharging MAV batteries in flight: treating the MAV propeller as a wind turbine to regenerate energy during descent and the transmission of energy to the MAV from a ground source via laser or electromagnetic waves. In order to determine feasibility, we constructed proof of concepts for these options.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Business

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