Experimental Investigation on the Propeller Imbalance Detection via On-Rotor Sensing Vibration for Industrial Drone

Yubin Lin, Chun Li, Shiqing Huang, Dawei Shi, Rongfeng Deng, Guojin Feng, Fengshou Gu

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Abstract

Reliability and condition monitoring of mechanical components of industrial drones are crucial for their safe operation. The propeller-motor system is the most critical part of the industrial drone. Among that, detecting the imbalance fault of the propeller is challenging. However, it seriously affects the operation performance by additional vibration due to the imbalance fault and even causes a catastrophic accident. This paper proposes an On-Rotor Sensing (ORS) monitoring method for propeller imbalance fault detection, which uses a cost-efficient MEMS accelerometer mounted in the center of the motor-propeller system to obtain the vibration signal directly for analysis. The experimental results show that this method can identify the slight imbalance fault by approximately 0.25% of the propeller weight. This monitoring method has an economy and robustness for large industrial drones. It also has the potential to detect the other early faults of industrial drones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of TEPEN 2022
Subtitle of host publicationEfficiency and Performance Engineering Network
EditorsHao Zhang, Yongjian Ji, Tongtong Liu, Xiuquan Sun, Andrew David Ball
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Pages1079-1087
Number of pages9
Volume129
ISBN (Electronic)9783031261930
ISBN (Print)9783031261923, 9783031261954
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2023
EventInternational Conference of The Efficiency and Performance Engineering Network 2022 - Baotou, China
Duration: 18 Aug 202221 Aug 2022
https://tepen.net/
https://tepen.net/conference/tepen2022/

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume129 MMS
ISSN (Print)2211-0984
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0992

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of The Efficiency and Performance Engineering Network 2022
Abbreviated titleTEPEN 2022
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBaotou
Period18/08/2221/08/22
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