Design, Analysis and Development of a Flying Wing UAV for Aerial Seeding and 3D Mapping

  • Movva Srilakshmi Sai
  • Kamlesh KumarEmail author
  • Bhanu Prakash
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) commercialization has increased the possibility of performing monitoring, data collection, survey mapping and aerial seeding in the modern world. The main components used in unmanned aircraft systems are ground control station (GCS) which includes mission planner software and two-way communication system (Telemetry) between the GCS and the UAV, transmitter, and receiver, autopilot on board, payload, remote video terminal, etc. This paper deals with the entire design of flying wing UAV taking into account wing and fuselage design and later implementing payload attachment for aerial seeding and mapping. Initially, UAV has been designed using dimensions and wing loading parameters calculated from basic aerodynamics. The complete UAV was designed in CATIA, and flow and structural analysis was performed in ANSYS. UAV was fabricated using balsa wood to test the prototype. Modified UAV design is further fabricated using composite for aerial seeding.


Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Flying wing Aerial seeding CATIA CFD Mapping 



The project was completed with the full support of “Centre of Excellence in Avionics and Navigation” Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Movva Srilakshmi Sai
    • 1
  • Kamlesh Kumar
    • 2
    Email author
  • Bhanu Prakash
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Instrumentation and Control EngineeringManipal Institute of Technology, MAHEManipal, UdupiIndia
  2. 2.Center of Excellence in Avionics and Navigation, MAHE, Department of Aeronautical and Automobile EngineeringManipal Institute of Technology, MAHEManipal, UdupiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Aeronautical and Automobile EngineeringManipal Institute of Technology, MAHEManipal, UdupiIndia

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