DELFTACOPTER, an electric, long range, transitioning autonomous delta-wing helicopter, is on a mission. What mission? In this case, it’s the 2016 Outback Medical Express challenge and the MAVLab Team at TUDelft has high hopes for their hybrid aircraft.
This year’s Outback Medical Express mission requires a UAV to pick up and bring back a blood sample of an ill-fated person called “Outback Joe” located at an inaccessible roughly known location 30 kilometer away remote location with unknown terrain.
Powered by PaparazziUAV, the DELFTACOPTER is also equipped with state of the art on-board stereoscopic wide field of view computer vision.
|Cruise speed||45 knots at 300 watt|
|Most efficient speed||35 knots at 230 watt|
|Maximum speed||50 knots|
|Wing area||0,496 m2|
|Power usage in hover||280 watt|
|Main battery energy||10000mAh ~ 225 Wh|
|FTS battery energy||250mAh ~ 2Wh|
|RPM in forward flight||450 rpm|
|RPM in hovering flight||1550 rpm|
|Datalink 1 protocol||Iridium satellite communication|
|Datalink 1 range||Global|
|Datalink 2 protocol||900 MHZ long range communication|
|Datalink 2 range||40km|
|Maximum wind speed||30kts|
|Maximum precipitation||Light rain|
All the best to the MAVLab Team and their DELFTACOPTER during their Outback Challenge adventures.
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