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Concept Study of a fast VTOL-UAV Technology-Demonstrator for MUM-T

Strbac, Alexander and Voigt, Andreas and Greiwe, Daniel Heinrich and Weiand, Peter and Bartels, Rainer and Müller, Matthias and Schmiedel, Jörg and Meunier, Martin and Arnold, Uwe T. P. and Litzba, Jörg (2023) Concept Study of a fast VTOL-UAV Technology-Demonstrator for MUM-T. 49th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF), 2023-09-05 - 2023-09-07, Bückeburg, Germany.

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Abstract

The Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) of rotorcraft offers the potential to increase the effectivity and survivability of the combined tactical unit. Currently, commercially available Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capability are not specifically designed for fast forward flight and would slow down the entire tactical unit. This study presents the first results of the development of a technology-demonstrator with a maximum airspeed of at least 180 kt. The investigation of different VTOL-UAV concepts, the selection of a thrust-compound configuration and the first details of the predesign are described. Furthermore, the flight performance is analyzed with focus on maximum airspeed, power, endurance and range. The results show, that the proposed design of the VTOL-UAV is expected to fulfill the requirements.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/196470/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Concept Study of a fast VTOL-UAV Technology-Demonstrator for MUM-T
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Strbac, AlexanderUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9660-5017144622287
Voigt, AndreasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Greiwe, Daniel HeinrichUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8367-5879144622288
Weiand, PeterUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0964-6225UNSPECIFIED
Bartels, RainerUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0001-0498-6247UNSPECIFIED
Müller, MatthiasAirbus Helicopters Technik GmbH, Kassel-CaldenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schmiedel, JörgAirbus Helicopters Technik GmbH, Kassel-CaldenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Meunier, MartinAirbus Helicopters Technik GmbH, Kassel-CaldenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Arnold, Uwe T. P.Airbus Helicopters Technik GmbH, Kassel-CaldenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Litzba, JörgAirbus Helicopters Technik GmbH, Kassel-CaldenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:5 September 2023
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:UAV, UAS, MUM-T, VTOL, VTOL-UAV, VTOL-UAS, Rotorcraft, Design, Reconnaissance, FaUSt, Fast Unmanned Scout, Technology-Demonstrator
Event Title:49th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF)
Event Location:Bückeburg, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:5 September 2023
Event End Date:7 September 2023
Organizer:Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt – Lilienthal-Oberth e.V.
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Efficient Vehicle
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L EV - Efficient Vehicle
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Virtual Rotorcraft and Validation
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Rotorcraft
Institute of Flight Systems > Unmanned Aircraft
Deposited By: Strbac, Alexander
Deposited On:10 Oct 2023 13:40
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:56

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