Design of a Solar Flight Extender for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Team Member(s): Michael Benbow, Don Coleman, Justin Rumbach Semester: Spring 2013
Solar powered aircrafts are not used in everyday applications; however the solar panels can extend the average commercial battery run time. Solar panels are mounted on the top of the wings and down the back of the aircraft. The control circuit designed will provide protection to the battery as well as regulate the amount of power going into the battery. This application of solar panels is ideal for someone with maximum flight time being a priority.