Carbon Nanotube-Based Hybrid Composites in Drone Design Technology for Vaccination of Wild Animals

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Brahim Attaf


Due to their outstanding performance indices in terms of specific stiffness (E/ρ), specific strength (σ/ρ) and electrical properties as sensors, carbon nanotube-based composites are intended to be used as a candidate material for strengthening future generation of drones. In this technology review paper, we have undertaken an investigation towards the development of an innovative lightweight and cost-effective drone made of hybrid composite materials based on a combination of standard carbon fibres coupled with continuous carbon nanotube fibres imbedded in a thermoplastic resin matrix. This technological solution is performed for the purpose of vaccinating and/or capturing wild animals without the physical intervention of a veterinary doctor. Payloads such as the video camera and the hypodermic syringe launcher are mounted on the body of the drone. The speed of the drone is required to exceed that of the fastest animal in the world, namely the cheetah (100 to 120 km/h). Beyond the technical performances, the innovative drone is intended to become the future companion of the veterinary doctor.

Lightweight drone, hybrid composite materials, carbon nanotube fibres, structural components, veterinary doctor

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Attaf, B. (2021). Carbon Nanotube-Based Hybrid Composites in Drone Design Technology for Vaccination of Wild Animals. Asian Research Journal of Current Science, 3(1), 161-174. Retrieved from
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