DEVELOPMENT OF A REMOTE CONTROLLED AERIAL VEHICLE (RCAV) FOR DELIVERY OF EMERGENCY AID

ABSTRACT:

The aim of this project was to develop a Remotely Controlled Aerial Vehicle (RCAV) for the purposes of delivery of emergency aid. The objectives were sequentially achieved through procedures outlined in Chapter three under research methodology. Design of the model was achieved through Solidworks software that was also used for simulating the stress components acting on the model. Once constituent parts were sourced out, assembly followed, with materials laser cut using Laser cutter. Parts were joined using various methods i.e. bolts, use of chloroform and gauze used over electronics for aesthetic purposes.

Under Chapter Four, results and discussion, the model’s performance characteristics are highlighted i.e. maximum speed, range of controller, flight time, maximum load capacity etc. Configuration of the device was done using open source software (Mission Planner) to change various parameters to designer specifications. The project concludes by highlighting various ways to optimize the system and ideas for further development