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Optimizing multidisciplinary scaled tests in terrestrial atmosphere for extraterrestrial unmanned aerial vehicle missions
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Aeronautical engineering
Information
Abstract
Unmanned aerial vehicles are a valid tool for exploring celestial objects that have atmosphere. The design process of these vehicles includes numerical analysis phase, which is then followed by an experimental flight test campaign in order to validate and refine the design. In terrestrial conditions, it is impossible to use the full size prototype and recreate all the conditions of extraterrestrial flight. The only option is to use a scaled model maintaining certain similarity parameters to the prototype. This would, however, not reproduce the global multidisciplinary behavior in terrestrial conditions. Alternatively, relaxing similarity constraints enables reproducing the global multidisciplinary behavior but introduces known and measurable similarity differences. The objective of this study is to provide a methodology for designing a relaxed similarity scaled model for terrestrial multidisciplinary tests for any extraterrestrial unmanned aerial vehicle. The methodology is then applied to a case scenario in order to verify its validity.
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JCR
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Title
Proc IMechE Part G: J Aerospace Engineering
ISBN
0954-4100
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
230
10.1177/0954410015587334
Journal number
1
From page
77
To page
89
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Ana I. Moreno Lopez (UPM)
  • Autor: Artur Jarzabek (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel A Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Perales Perales (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Dinámica y estabilidad no lineal en ingeniería aeroespacial
  • Departamento: Aeronaves y Vehículos Espaciales
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