Inflatable airfoil structure optimization on flying wing Buoyancy-lifting unmanned aerial vehicles

@article{Qingli2017InflatableAS,
  title={Inflatable airfoil structure optimization on flying wing Buoyancy-lifting unmanned aerial vehicles},
  author={Shi Qingli and Wang Hua},
  journal={2017 IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Systems (ICUS)},
  year={2017},
  pages={254-259}
}
As a kind of entire lifting surfaces to generate lift, flying wing buoyancy-lifting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have currently raised wide concerns in the field of military affairs and the civil use. The aircraft collects the advantages from fixed-wing UAVs and traditional aerostats to perform better aerodynamic characteristics with less volume. However, it is a challenge to determine the inflatable wing configuration in the basis of the anticipative smooth airfoil. This paper presents a… CONTINUE READING