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Worldwide

Department

Department of Graduate Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication/Presentation Date

3-2014

Abstract/Description

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are being required to be used in more and more complex situations with larger payloads for extended periods of time. Increasing the expectations and operating ceiling requires increased amounts fuel, that thus limits the potential payloads. This dichotomy has led to the quest for more fuel efficient UAVs; however, when designs are improved then their expectations are increased further. In manned aircraft this can be achieved by in-flight re-fuelling. This research is focused on the process of re-fuelling a UAV at low speeds and the aerodynamics considerations and problems it potentially brings. Practical conclusions to these concerns are addressed and recommendations for future research are identified.

Publication Title

European Journal of Engineering and Technology

Publisher

Progressive Academic Publishing

Included in

Aviation Commons

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