Analysis of Robotics Applied to Mobility in the Air Intakes of a Fighter Aircraft

Yuri Lester Silva Vidal, Elvis Diego Supo Colquehuanca, David Franco Meneses Huanca, Erick Jesus Valdeiglesias Flores, Fernando Jose Uchamaco Noa, George Washington Galdos Alvarez, Joseph Andre Guevara Mamani, Jorge Luis Apaza Gutierrez

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For the correct operation of aircraft in the aerospace industry, maintenance and inspection protocols were designed to safeguard the safety of the pilot and the integrity of the aircraft, one of the spaces difficult to access for technicians responsible for the inspection of the aircraft are air intakes, That is why the maintenance area of the Peruvian Air Force (FAP) in collaboration with the National University of San Agustin (UNSA) conducted a review of the latest technological advances in robotics applied to mobility in confined spaces similar to the air intakes of a fighter plane, classifying them according to their locomotion system in wheel robots, caterpillar, adherent and contactless, in order to qualify their possible performance in the inspection work in compliance with the requirements requested by the institutions. Two values were assigned to each technology, the first one qualifies how well it complies with the requirements based on the results exposed in the literature and the second one evaluates the importance of each requirement calculated with the Mudge diagram based on the experience of the maintenance technicians, being the final qualification the product of both values; obtaining the highest score the mobility technology of the tracked robots, which in conclusion is the technology that could be better adapted for the work environment that in the future will be corroborated with the laboratory tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-947
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors wish to thank the National University of San Agustin and the Peruvian Air Force for their support in the realization of this work.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Int. J. Mech. Eng. Rob. Res


  • Air intakes
  • Aircraft
  • Caterpillar
  • Continuous
  • Electro-adhesive
  • Mobility
  • Robots
  • Suction cup
  • Uav.
  • Vortex
  • Wheel


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