Voting Results

Votes: 186
Voting Result: 2.30371644597

Overview for Hygeia ex Machina

Hygeia ex Machina is not just a drone but an initiative aiming at improving the way we perform medical and transplant deliveries both in the developed and emerging worlds.

It is known that transporting medical supplies by road vehicles over long distances or in harsh and unfriendly terrain is inefficient and sometimes risky. In many instances accidents can occur due to traffic, long-drive fatigue or negligence leading to medical transport delays even in countries with advanced infrastructure. Moreover, in cases of natural disasters or other emergency situations the need for medical relief is eminent and long delays can become the deciding factor between the rescue and loss of human life. 

With these in mind our team decided to work on a drone that can perform medical cargo deliveries in a safe, practical and user-friendly way. During the conceptual approach of the Hygeia Ex Machina (HEM) UAV, the team developed a methodology building a numerical code for the requirements evaluation and a methodology for the concept design depending on the outcome of the requirements evaluation and the aircraft’s possible layouts keeping in mind the components’ arrangement succeeding the optimum dimensions. A continuous feedback between the CAD design and the regulations was necessary in order to include adjustments and improvements for the final concept.

We strongly believe that our humanitarian purpose drone HEM is a viable and cost-efficient way to revolutionize medical cargo transportation but at the same time it can be easily adapted to the EASA and FAA standards and regulations.

Hygeia ex Machina – Your First and Only Choice in Medical Shipping.

We Transport your Medical Supplies Any Time, Any Day and Any Where You need.


Technical Specifications:

HEM Conceptual Design Data
Main Dimensions Length: 1636 mm Width: 2846 mm Height: 825 mm
Wing loading (W/S) (kg/m2) 27.3275 
CD 0.108
Disk loading (DL) (kg/m2) 22.58
Max TOW (kg) 21.862
Range (km) >100 for payload 3 kg
>60 for payload 5 kg
Battery pack Off the self, rechargeable and swappable batteries Voltage = 8-30V

2 x Thunderpower TP9000-6SHV(26.1 V) (for propulsion)

4 x Multistar High Capacity Lightweight 4S 6000mAh  2C Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack (14.8 V) (for VTOL rotors)

1x Turnigy Heavy Duty 5000mAh 3S 60C Lipo Pack (for electronic systems)
Electronics ESC: Turnigy AquaStar 120A Watercooled ESC w/Programming Card Servos:
6 x Turnigy TGY-9018MG Metal Gear Servo 2.5kg/ 0.10sec / 13g
Propulsion powerplant   Pure electric motors Directly driven 2 motors/ propellers for fixed wing condition

2x 1015 W AXI 4120/14 GOLD LINE V2

Hydrophobic filter insulation against the moisture and the moderate rain at motor’s inlet. 
VTOL  powerplant Pure electric motors Directly driven 4 motors/rotors for VTOL

4 x 1100 W AXI 5320/18 GOLD LINE

Hydrophobic filter insulation against the moisture and the moderate rain at motor’s inlet.
VTOL Propellers Off the self, fixed pitch propellers
4 x Tiger Motor 22x6.6  Carbon Fibre propeller
Propulsion Propellers Off the self, fixed pitch propellers
2 x Quanum DJI Style Carbon Fibre Propeller 18x5.5
Vstall (m/s) 23.0
Vcruise (m/s) 26.56
Vmax (m/s) 30 
Wing Low Wing configuration, tapered wing with plain flap.
Root airfoil: NACA 442
1
Tip airfoil: NACA 4412

3 rectangular CFRP Beam plates with thickness 1mm and CFRP skin 1mm.
2 Individual wings connected to the fuselage structure fuselage with lateral bolts.
Surface: 0.8 m2
Cmean: 330.6 mm
Aspect ratio: 7.32
Dihedral angle: +5 deg
Flap span: 400 mm
Aileron span: 600 mm
Flap deflection: -10 deg/ +30 deg
Aileron deflection: -10 deg/+22 deg
Clcruise = 1.08
Clmax = 1.9
CLcruise = 0.8
CLmax = 1.42
Hoerner Winglets at the tips
Fuselage Length: 1460 mm
Width: 420 mm
Height: 420 mm
Lf/df=3.5 CFRP puzzle plates with CFRP aerodynamic fairing.
CFRP structural frame rings 1 mm.
Modular Cargo Bay:
Sandwich structure (Carbon/Kevlar fabric with Rohacell foam).
Hydrophobic filter insulation against the moisture and the moderate rain.
Payload Bay Payload is secured in payload bay with proper locks and it is NOT DROPABLE.
Empennage Inverted U-Tail configuration
Horizontal tail
NACA 0012
Surface:  0.11 m2
Cmean: 183 mm
Span: 600 mm
Aspect ratio: 3.3
Elevator deflection: -20 deg/ +5 deg
Vh=0.283
Vertical tail (Tandem-Double Fin)
NACA 0012 airfoil
Surface: 0.065 m2 per fin
Cmean: 144 mm
Rudder’s deflection: -30 deg/ +30 deg
Vv=0,045
Landing Gear Similar to Quad/Hex copters landing legs. Electric actuator.



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Results for Hygeia ex Machina

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vageliskaslis 5.0
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