Study of effects of high-altitude environments on multicopter and fixed-wing UAVs' energy consumption and flight time

@article{Paredes2017StudyOE,
  title={Study of effects of high-altitude environments on multicopter and fixed-wing UAVs' energy consumption and flight time},
  author={Juan Augusto Paredes and Carlos Saito and Monica Abarca and Francisco Cuellar},
  journal={2017 13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)},
  year={2017},
  pages={1645-1650}
}
The effects of low air density (characteristic at high-altitude environments) on small-sized Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are studied in this paper. Flight data from a fixed-wing aircraft and a quadcopter (in representation of multicopters) is examined to substantiate the influence high altitude conditions have on small UAVs' flight. By using… CONTINUE READING