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Project Vyoma

Description
Vyoma is a team of RVCE students from Mechanical, ECE, CSE and IT departments working on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Started in 2007, the team in association with various corporate organizations has participated in Aerodesign competitions at both national and international level.

Year -1 (07-08)
Technical Highlights:
         Wingspan: 90 in. Motor: 10 cc 2-stroke Internal Combustion Engine OS0.61 FX Propeller: 12” x 6” Empty Weight: 23.06 lbs. //take-off weight was 27.56 lbs (12.5 kg) Payload capacity: 4.5 lbs. Dimensions: (L x W x H) 62.11” x 90” x 19” (including motor)

Achievements:
First team from Asia to participate in SAE Aerodesign Ranked 18th out of 40 teams, adjudged with “Outstanding Performance” by SAE Aerodesign 2008 Awarded a “Certificate of Appreciation” by President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil, for being the first and only team to represent India at SAE Aerodesign 2008

Major Components/Parts:
       Balsa and ply wood fuselage 10cc 2-stroke internal combustion engine 10 channel R/C transmitter and receiver Balsa wood wing Monokote covering for entire UAV

Major Vendors:
New India Hobby Centre ENR model aircrafts

Total Budget: INR 9.8 lakh College Funds: INR 3 lakh Sponsors:
Sponsor JSW Group Wipro Prakash Roadlines Ltd. Acmechem Ltd Amount (INR) 1.5 lakh 2 lakh 2 lakh 1.5 lakh

61 FX Propeller: 12” x 6” Empty Weight: 21. Motor: 10 cc 2-stroke Internal Combustion Engine OS0.Year-2 (08-09) Technical Highlights:                Research was done on composite materials and how it could be used to enhance the performance and score of the team. //take-off weight was 30.96 lbs.96” x 90” x 20. Dimensions: (L x W x H) 62. Wingspan: 90 in.59” (including motor) Ranked 20th out 43 teams at SAE Aerodesign 2009 Achievements: Major Components/Parts: Balsa and ply wood fuselage 10cc 2-stroke internal combustion engine 10 channel R/C transmitter and receiver Balsa wood wing Monokote covering for entire UAV Major Vendors: Hobbyking Electricwingman Total Budget: INR 9.9 lakh College Funding: INR 3 lakh Sponsors: Sponsor Doo Technologies Amount (INR) 6 lakh . (14 kg) Payload capacity: 9 lbs.96 lbs.

//sponsorship proposal said that it could carry twice its own weight Payload capacity: 5 lbs.086” (including motor) The team carried the Highest Payload in the competition among 75 teams.97” x 39.31” x 18.13 in. Introduction of electric propulsion. Dimensions: 28. Motor: AXi 2826/12 Propeller: 12” x 6” Empty weight: 2. Achievements:   Ranked 8th out 75 teams at SAE Aerodesign 2011 Conducted Aero-Design competitions for enthusiastic students in inter collegiate fests like Vortex 11. Major Components/Parts:        Balsa wood fuselage Brushless DC motor Lithium-Polymer flight battery Balsa wood wings 10-channel R/C transmitter and receiver Micro servo motors Monokote covering for entire UAV Major Vendors:   Hobbyking Electricwingman Total Budget: INR 9.4 lakh College funding: INR 3 lakh .5 lbs. Wingspan: 39.Year-3 (10-11) Technical Highlights:          Shifting the focus of research to Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs).

Year-4 (11-12) Technical Highlights:         The team aimed to build the lightest aircraft in its history.65 lbs.37” x 10. Wingspan: 42.5” x 4” Empty weight: 0. one of the firsts in this field.97 lakh . Major Components/Parts:          Polypropylene fuselage Centre-mounted balsa wood wings Light-weight Brushless DC motor Light-weight Lithium-Polymer battery Sub-micro standard servo motors 10-channel R/C transmitter and receiver Monokote covering for wings and tail Major Vendors: Hobbyking Electricwingman Total Budget: INR 10. Dimensions: (L x W x H) 18. Motor: AXi 2208/26 Propeller: 7.32 lbs. weighing less than 300 grams. //294 g Payload capacity: 1.52” x 42.37 in.87” (including motor) The team ventured into Genetic Algorithm (GA) to get the most optimal design for the airplane.