TEN TECH LLC Announces Huracán Quadcopter
Based on a DJI Phantom 4 Platform and integrating several off-the-shelf sensors and communication modules, the Huracán MPAD will serve as an airborne sensor testbed and stepping-stone for further tactical, commercial and R&D UAS developments. The Huracán was designed, integrated and tested at TEN TECH LLC’s offices in Los Angeles, CA and Nashua, NH.
Engineers at TEN TECH LLC designed the Huracán entirely in a cloud-based engineering environment allowing real-time collaboration between offices in Nashua, NH and Los Angeles, CA for Industrial Design, 3D Parts & Assemblies Modeling, Mass Properties, Range of Motion, Kinematics Studies and Interference Checking. Using Additive Manufacturing Generative Design, robust but lightweight interface and support structures were created and printed in-house.
Extensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was performed on the main airframe structure to ensure survival of the sensors under shock & vibration, including MIL-STD-810 harsh environments. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) was employed to perform aerodynamics studies and flight performance characterization, allowing for an optimized sensor positioning balancing flyability and minimal propeller aerodynamics interference.
The Huracán MPAD successfully passed functional and operational tests, including piloted and autonomous flight while recording and transmitting collected environmental data.