Determining Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Desing Parameters for Air Pollution Detection System

Ersoy S. , Taş M. E.

The Online Journal of Science and Technology , vol.10, no.1, pp.6-18, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : The Online Journal of Science and Technology
  • Page Numbers: pp.6-18


The expansion of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles has developed new ideas and applications. The use of unmanned aerial vehicles has a wide target range from postal distribution to agricultural land inspection. The aim of this study is to design unmanned aircraft systems that can analyze air pollution from specific points, transfer instant pollution information to computer and transfer images to desired points. The important point in the design is that the aerodynamics of the mechanical structure give the most effective results at high altitudes and changing wind speeds. In this study, a quadcopter was designed to be used in instant air measurements. In the computational flow analysis applied on the design, for air flow values of 10m / sec, 15m / sec, 20m / sec and 25m / sec; The effect of pressure, turbulence and velocity variables were investigated. As a result of the analysis, no results were found to affect the vehicle's ability to move in these parameters. As a consequence of the studies and analyzes, it is concluded that this design is suitable for instant air pollution measurements.