Development of an airship for tropical rain forest canopy exploration

  title={Development of an airship for tropical rain forest canopy exploration},
  author={G. Dorrington},
  journal={Aeronautical Journal},
  • G. Dorrington
  • Published 2005
  • Engineering
  • Aeronautical Journal
  • The design, manufacture and testing of a 480 cubic metre helium-filled airship, or dirigible balloon, intended for flight above tropical rain forest canopy is outlined. The requirements for the airship and the preliminary sizing method are set-out. Details of the final design and flight test results are included, as well as suggestions concerning future work. Particular attention is paid to the issue of accurate station-keeping and operation close to the canopy with winds present. It is… CONTINUE READING
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