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The aerodynamics of micro air vehicles: technical challenges and scientific issues

Moschetta, Jean-Marc The aerodynamics of micro air vehicles: technical challenges and scientific issues. (2014) Internation Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 6 (3/4). 134-148. ISSN 1755-9758

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Abstract

Micro air vehicles raise numerous design problems associated to the size reduction: lower aerodynamic and propulsion efficiencies, higher sensitivity to atmospheric turbulence, low-density energy of electric propulsion, etc. The paper discusses some of the most important design issues and analyses the aerodynamic challenges encountered in the field of MAVs. A number of novel aerodynamic configurations combining rotors and fixed-wing are proposed and discussed in order to recover efficiency and maneuverability at low speeds.

Item Type:Article
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Jean-Marc MOSCHETTA
Deposited On:03 Apr 2014 13:11

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