Selection of engine type for Micro Air Vehicles. Turbojet or turboprop?
by A. Soudarev, A. Suryaninov
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC), Vol. 7, No. 2/3, 2008

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.

Online publication date: Thu, 18-Sep-2008

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