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Here are the 9 presentations that took place during the workshop on July 4, 2019 :

  • Welcome & Introduction : A warm welcome to the ELCOD project! We will provide you with an introduction and the current status of the project.(Prof.Dr.J.Ettrich)


  • The “Stork” Drone : The prototype developed by the project members at INSA Strasbourg is designed with respect to the utilization of a fuel cell. We herein present you the design considerations, restrictions and the technical aspects and implementation for the so called Stork design. (Prof.Dr.R.Kiefer)


  • The “Delta” Drone : Aiming for long range long endurance aplications, the project members form Offenburg combine a classical robust design strategy, low cost materiials and a thermal engine. The presentation shows the growth and development of the called Delta design, including impressions from the maiden flight and subsequent flight tests. (Prof.Dr.W.Schröder)


  • Manufacturing, Mechanical Simulations and Wing Optimization : The presentation will provide an insight into the mechanical design and manufacturing process of the Stork Drone as well as details and findings from composite design and computational engineering methods. (Dipl.Ing.M.Lefebvre)


  • Embedded Air Quality Sensing : A device gathering a set of environmental sensors has been developed at ICEES. These sensors measure the concentrations of pollutants involved in the episodes of photochemical pollution in large cities. Once the proof of concept will be done in flight, these data could be used to map in 3D the air quality of an urban area. (Dipl.Ing.P.Meyer)


  • Additive Tooling : We herein present additive methods, e.g. Binder Jetting, used for manufacturing tools, which provide sufficient strength for thermoforming, while at the same time utilizing the comparatively low-priced inkjet technology for the layer construction and a polymer plaster as material, wich results in significant cost reductions. (Steffen Schrock,MSc)


  • Electronic Design and Automatic Flight Control : The Stork UAV was designed to operate with a fuel cell. Its integration required the creation of an interface card to power all the electronic components of the drone, from the engine to the flight controller. The Stork UAV will be flown by the PX4 flight controller, renowned and proven by the scientific and industrial sectors. (Dipl.Ing.T.Pavot)


  • Autonomous Control Strategy : To realize a practically robust and reliable closed-loop system, a cascaded control structure is utilized comprising basic PID controllers on lower levels and classical navigation and guidance algotithms on higher levels. The controllers are tuned in simulation using a mathematical model of the flight dynamics that has been identified from real flight test data. (Prof.Dr.J.Fischer)


  • Optimal Load-Distribution for Non-Planar Wings :Here we give a glimpse on the process of classical aerodynamic design, the challenges, restrictions and realization of optimum wing load-distribution – especially some new findings for optimal wing load-distribution for non-planar lifting surfaces. (Prof.Dr.W.Schröder)