28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-1.11.3


DESIGN AND CONFIGURATION LAYOUTS OF AN ADVANCED LONG ENDURANCE UAV- LESSONS LEARNT AFTER FLIGHT TESTING

Z. Goraj, M. Rodzewicz, W. Grendysa, M. Jonas
Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Poland

Keywords: uas, aircraft design, stability, trimming

Paper is focused on design, optimisation and testing of UAV system for long endurance border surveillance having high-level requirements in term of reliability, safety and low cost. Comparisons between 3 configurations one tailed and 2 tailless - based on flight experience, are analysed to show expected advantages and possible drawbacks.


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