25th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 3 - 8 September 2006, Hamburg, Germany
Paper ICAS 2006-P2.13
THE COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF POWER REQUIREMENTS FOR FIXED, ROTARY AND FLAPPING WINGS MICRO AIR VEHICLES
M. Lasek, J. Pietrucha*, K. Sibilski**, M. Zlocka*
State Committee of Aircraft Accident Investigation, Poland; *Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Poland; **Air Force Institute of Technology & Wroclaw Univ. of Technology, Poland
Keywords: micro air vehicles, mechanics of flight, flight performance
This paper concerns power requirements for UAVs flying in the low Reynolds number regime. Three flight modes will be researched: fixed wing, rotary wing, and flapping wing. For each mode, will be performed calcukations to obtain a more synthetic survey of available data on flight characteristics.
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