The Aeronautics Project consists of 4 sub-systems. Each sub-team is responsible with a different role in the aircraft design process.
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Structural sub-system is responsible for the structural integrity and durability of the aircraft. In order to archive these the sub-system conducts research on materials and performs the necessary dynamic analysis to ensure the structural integrity of various components. Moreover the sub-system takes place in various choices regarding the aircraft's configuration and conducts studies on its weight and position of Center of Gravity.
The Avionics sub-system is responsible for all the electronics mounted on the aircraft. The members' main objectives are developing a measurement system for acquiring flight data and implementing an autopilot system that will allow our solar-powered UAV to fly autonomously.
Solar Energy Management sub-system deals with solar panels, charging circuits and rechargeable batteries. UAV energy balance analysis is conducted so as to make proper selections. Our research aims to achieve great autonomy for our solar-powered UAV through maximum utilization of solar energy.
Aerodynamics design sub-system is responsible for the overall geometry of the aircraft. Specifically the sub-system deals with initial sizing and performance assessment of the UAV, but also conducts the necessary aerodynamic and stability analysis to ensure that the mission parameters are fulfilled.