Antenna Design for Small UAV Locator Application
An antenna design problem is presented for a small UAV application. A UAV locator system must include an on-board transmitter with the capability to provide a beacon signal, in the event of a crash, and a receiver that is tailored for a transmitter hunt. This specific context for applying antenna theory allows a variety of design constraints, technical approaches, performance measures, and required results. The paper provides a structure for organizing the material, example approaches that illustrate possible design choices, and recommendations on educational implementation.
S. E. Watkins and R. L. Musselman, "Antenna Design for Small UAV Locator Application," Proceedings of the 124th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2017, Columbus, OH), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Jun 2017.
124th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2017: Jun. 25-28, Columbus, OH)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Antennas; Engineering education; Signal receivers; Transmitters; Antenna design; Antenna theory; Beacon signals; Design constraints; Performance measure; Small UAV; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
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