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Balloon Launched UAV with Nested Wing for Near Space Applications
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 17, 2007 by SAE International in United States
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There has always been, from the very first UAV, a need for providing cost-effective methods of deploying unmanned aircraft systems at high altitudes. Missions for UAVs at high altitudes are used to conduct atmospheric research, perform global mapping missions, collect remote sensing data, and establish long range communications networks. The team of Gevers Aircraft, Technology Management Group, and Purdue University have designed an innovative balloon launched UAV for these near space applications. A UAV (Payload Return Vehicle) with a nested morphing wing was designed in order to meet the challenges of high altitude flight, and long range and endurance without the need for descent rate control with rockets or a feathering mode.
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CitationGevers, D., Ratcliff, M., and Hatch, J., "Balloon Launched UAV with Nested Wing for Near Space Applications," SAE Technical Paper 2007-01-3910, 2007, https://doi.org/10.4271/2007-01-3910.
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