REDUAS 2019 Paper Abstract


Paper TuD22T1.3

GARCIA RUBIALES, FRANCISCO JAVIER (SEVILLA UNIVERSITY), Ramon Soria, Pablo (University of seville), Arrue, B.C. (Escuela Superior de Ingenieros, Universidad de Sevilla), Ollero, Anibal (Universidad de Sevilla)

Magnetic Detaching System for Modular UAVs with Perching Capabilities in Industrial Environments

Scheduled for presentation during the Regular Session "Air Vehicle Operations" (TuD22T1), Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 10:50−11:10, Room T1

2019 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED UAS), November 25-27, 2019, Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on January 20, 2022

Keywords Air Vehicle Operations, Fail-Safe Systems, Reliability of UAS


This article presents an automatic magnetic detaching system integrated in the perching mechanism of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. This system is prepared to be activated in emergencies, releasing the mechanism and letting the UAV to take off and fly away safely. This design has been particularly developed for using UAVs in the oil and gas industries. In these environments, emergencies are related to escapes of flammable gases. With the proposed design, the UAV canbeawareofdangerousgasconcentrationsandescapeswhen it detects a rise in the level of these gases. All the power is held in the UAV, so the perching system remains mechanically stable but without dangerous power sources.



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