28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-4.7.5
VERY-LONG ENDURANCE SOLAR POWERED AUTONOMOUS UAVS: ROLE AND CONSTRAINTS FOR GMES APPLICATIONS
G. Romeo, E. Cestino, F. Borello, M. Pacino
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Keywords: gmes, unmanned aircraft, solar power, flight tests
The wide range of applications for civilian UAVs, will open up a variety of markets for potential sales and economic growth. A research is being carried out (within EC funded projects) aiming at the design of Very-Long Endurance Solar Powered Autonomous Stratospheric UAV (VESPAS-UAV) and manufacturing of solar powered prototype.
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