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Implementing a dynamometer system on electric motors for unmanned systems
Author(s): David Hanlon; Andrew Lee; Stephen A. Wilkerson; Mohammad Al-Shabi; S. Andrew Gadsden
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Paper Abstract

Electric motors are becoming increasingly popular for the propulsion and control of unmanned systems. In order to optimize power generation and energy use for unmanned systems, it is important to understand the dynamics of electric motors and the corresponding powertrain. This paper provides an early, preliminary study on an electric motor used for unmanned aerial systems (UAS’). An electric motor dynamometer is used for collecting data on the motor, and trends are discussed. Future work will look at implementing mathematical models in an unmanned ground system built for experimentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9837, Unmanned Systems Technology XVIII, 98370X (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224197
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David Hanlon, Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Andrew Lee, Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Stephen A. Wilkerson, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Mohammad Al-Shabi, Univ. of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
S. Andrew Gadsden, Univ. of Maryland (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9837:
Unmanned Systems Technology XVIII
Robert E. Karlsen; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker; Grant R. Gerhart, Editor(s)

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