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dc.contributor.advisorErnesto E. Blanco.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHilton, Danny Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-05-15T20:37:13Z
dc.date.available2006-05-15T20:37:13Z
dc.date.copyright2005en_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/32889
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2005.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaf 33).en_US
dc.description.abstractIn recent decades, remote controlled airplanes and helicopters equipped with video cameras have been used by the movie industry, photographers, and for surveillance. The military deploys these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) to gather various types of reconnaissance. Recently, four-rotor helicopters have gained interest. A difficulty associated with attaching a camera to any type of helicopter is stabilization. Either the camera must be mounted on a motorized platform or the acquired data must be post-processed by a computer. The objective of this thesis was to design and build a four-rotor UAV that can fly while remaining horizontal. The design presented here utilizes vector thrusting to achieve full maneuverability while not requiring tilting of the vehicle.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Danny Charles Hilton, III.en_US
dc.format.extent53 leavesen_US
dc.format.extent1766520 bytes
dc.format.extent1767511 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleDesign of a four rotor unmanned aerial vehicle capable of sustaining zero-roll and zero-pitch flight using vector thrustingen_US
dc.title.alternativeDesign of a 4 rotor UAV capable of sustaining zero-roll and zero-pitch flight using vector thrustingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc62616833en_US


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