Optimizing multidisciplinary scaled tests in terrestrial atmosphere for extraterrestrial unmanned aerial vehicle missions

Moreno Lopez, Ana I. and Jarzabek, Artur and Gonzalez, Miguel and Perales Perales, José Manuel (2015). Optimizing multidisciplinary scaled tests in terrestrial atmosphere for extraterrestrial unmanned aerial vehicle missions. "Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering", v. 230 (n. 1); pp. 77-89. ISSN 0954-4100. https://doi.org/10.1177/0954410015587334.

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Title: Optimizing multidisciplinary scaled tests in terrestrial atmosphere for extraterrestrial unmanned aerial vehicle missions
Author/s:
  • Moreno Lopez, Ana I.
  • Jarzabek, Artur
  • Gonzalez, Miguel
  • Perales Perales, José Manuel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Date: June 2015
ISSN: 0954-4100
Volume: 230
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio (UPM)
Department: Aeronaves y Vehículos Espaciales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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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Item ID: 40929
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40929/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40929
DOI: 10.1177/0954410015587334
Official URL: http://pig.sagepub.com/content/230/1/77
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 04 Oct 2016 09:58
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 09:58
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