28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-4.5.1
DESIGN, SIMULATION AND ANALYSIS OF A PARALLEL HYBRID-ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES
J. Y. -C. Hung, L. F. Gonzalez
ARCAA, QUT, Australia
Keywords: unmanned aerial vehicles (uav), hybrid-electric uav (heuav), energy efficiency, ideal operating line (iol), simulation
This paper presents a parallel Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System on a small fixed-wing UAV incorporating an Ideal Operating Line control strategy. It was demonstrated through simulation that an UAV with the current HEPS configuration was capable of achieving a fuel saving of 6.5%, compared to the ICE-only configuration.
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