UAV Drive Units Testing at Pork Tissue

Stanislav Absolon, Hana Havlová, David Hůlek


This article deals with the influence of propulsive units of unmanned vehicles on living tissue. More preciselyit describes physical tests performed on pork tissue. In the first part of the article, there is a brief descriptionof current situation regarding injuries of people caused by UAV. There are similar tests from other researchersdescribed and given reasons why the tests were made. In the next part of the article, the authors describethe selection of components needed for testing and the entire preparation of the tests from the selection ofengines and propellers till the construction of the testing mechanism. Description of the course of the testsand the evaluation of the results follows. The tests were static only. This means that the propulsive units wereapproaching the test samples (pork leg and ribs) at a very low forward speed. The evaluation of the results is notcomplete. This is due to the fact that all of the scheduled tests have not been carried out yet neither has themedical injury analysis been finished. It is still a work in progress. The last part summarizes the findings andgives brief plans for further tests.


UAV drive testing; testing at tissue; UAV and tissue; UAV testing at tissue; UAV and injury


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