The current manuscript aims to propose a novel multirotor design.
This paper presents a novel 16-rotor multicopter design named Emerald. The novel design innovations and benefits are disclosed. Comparison to existing 16-rotor designs is carried out. Implementation areas where the novel idea shall yield benefit are discussed. A prototype of the presented design is described.
The herein proposed 16-rotor design has a number of benefits over existing 16-rotor multicopters. The paper elaborates on those advantages.
The research was limited to prototype testing, as the presented design is a novel concept.
The motivation to research and develop this novel design is implementing the vehicle for stereoscopic photography and reconnaissance. The design is also applicable to carrying payloads while flying indoors.
Zabunov, S., Mardirossian, G. and Strelnitski, K. (2021), "Emerald – a 16-rotor multicopter for stereo imaging", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 93 No. 6, pp. 1115-1121. https://doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-01-2021-0001
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