28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-1.4.3
INVESTIGATION OF LOW THRUST TO WEIGHT RATIO ROTATIONAL CAPACITY OF ASYMMETRIC MONO-WING CONFIGURATIONS
D. Ho, K. C. Wong
Univ. of Sydney, Australia
Keywords: bio-inspiried, monocopter, asymmetric, uav
The fusion of single-bladed monocopter and monoplane flying wing systems gives rise to a novel bi-mode bio-inspired UAV concept, combining low thrust-to-weight hover with high cruise efficiency using a single lifting surface. Relationships between fixed-wing forward flight capability and rotational capacity of asymmetric mono-wing configurations in interchangeable operation are explored.
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