Emerging technologies for micro unmanned air vehicles (Review Paper)

  • Srijaya Mohan Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore
  • G. Sridharan Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore
Keywords: , Micro unmanned air vehicles, Reciprocating chemical muscle, Microelectromechanical systems, Sensors, Aerodynamics, Small scale propulsion systems, Payloads, Navigation and control, Microtechnologies, Low power electronics, MAVs, MEMS


"Technology,which has attracted the interest of engineers and scientists in recent times, is the development of micro-unmanned air vehicles (MAVs), with the largest linear dimension no greater than 15 cm. MAVs are a great challenge to scientists and technologists. Current technology is underway to meet the design and development of MAV. So in this paper, a literature survey of various emerging technologies in aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, controls, navigation, communication, and payloads for MAVs, is presented.
How to Cite
Mohan, S., & Sridharan, G. (2002). Emerging technologies for micro unmanned air vehicles (Review Paper). Defence Science Journal, 51(3), 223-228. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.51.2233
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