Title: Selection of engine type for Micro Air Vehicles. Turbojet or turboprop?

Authors: A. Soudarev, A. Suryaninov

Addresses: Research Center (Ceramic Engines) named after A.M. Boyko, 195221, Polyustrovsky Av.15, Block 2, St. Petersburg, Russia. ' Research Center (Ceramic Engines) named after A.M. Boyko, 195221, Polyustrovsky Av.15, Block 2, St. Petersburg, Russia

Abstract: Interactive communication, airspace explorations, optical-electronic complexes for mini-satellites, planetary protection system devices, identification of heavenly bodies of ||asteroid-comet danger|| class, etc., this is just a short list of the currently emerging branches of science and engineering, in which challenges could be solved only given that you do apply Micro Air Vehicle (MAV), i.e., Miniature Air Vehicles (MAVs) (Miller, 2004; Akulov et al., 2004). At the same time, considering their aerodynamic characteristics (flight number Re, moment of inertia, flight mass, etc.) and their variations due to effects of the atmospheric turbulence, wind|s perturbations, weather conditions, etc., MAV seems to be not quite equivalent to unmanned larger size AVs.

Keywords: micro air vehicles; MAVs; turbojet; turboprop engines; regenerator; regenerative cycle; flight range; fuel storage; sorbent; equivalent weight; engine type; engine selection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2008.020358

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2008 Vol.7 No.2/3, pp.194 - 208

Available online: 18 Sep 2008 *

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