31th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences

01 - Aircraft Design and Integrated Systems


G.G. Silva¹, L.C. Carmona¹, E. Bauzer Medeiros¹; ¹UFMG, Brazil

In recent year UAV operation has grown in importance. As a result there is now a growing demand for design solutions for UAV including those which take place during the initial project design procedure. Because of a variety of constraints and configuration conventional aircraft parameters may vary considerably when compared to UAV parameter estimation, The present study addresses the problem of preliminary estimation, using empirical corrections more suitable for UAVs. The proposed study and the initial set of results suggest that the method should prove to be a useful tool in UAV design.

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