Payload bay design and manufacturing for a fixed wing UAV with VTOL capability
CovenanteeVenturi Unmanned Technologies
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The company Venturi is designing a drone for inspection, and it has to be able to carry some different payloads as a LiDAR, electro-optical and thermal sensors and a gas sensor to methane leakages. All these payloads need a mount to be held to the drone, so this thesis will explain how all these mounts were designed and the future steps to continue improving these fixations. The drone will be sold, and the company will also operate with it. My labour in the company consisted in to do market research and a study of the different payloads to be able to implement it in the drone. In this thesis, there is a review of the market research but is more focused on all the mounts of the different payloads that will be used in the aerial inspections to be sure that these payloads will be well fixed. There are also some other components that were designed and constructed for the drone.