• An efficient miniature air suction system for chemical sensors for micro air vehicle application

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      Chemical sensing; micro air vehicle; air suction system; miniature axial flow fan; aerodynamic efficiency; Reynolds analogy

    • Abstract


      This paper describes the design of a miniature air suction system to house a chemical sensor. It has been designed to improve the aerodynamic chemical sensing efficiency and to have a low weight since it is meant to be mounted on a micro air vehicle. The design is done around a readily available miniature axial flow fan by computational methods. A converging-diverging shape for the air suction system with the sensor disc having a central hole and mounted at the throat is proposed as good design concept. The systematic approach hasled to a light weight system with high aerodynamic efficiency even under extreme flow conditions that may be caused by MAV manoeuvre or cross winds.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Formerly, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru 560 058, India
      2. Department of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru 560 058, India
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