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Integrated Simulation Models for High-Altitude Solar-Powered Aircraft

Klöckner, Andreas and Schlabe, Daniel and Looye, Gertjan (2012) Integrated Simulation Models for High-Altitude Solar-Powered Aircraft. AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, 13 - 16 August 2012, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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In recent years, there has been much research towards fixed-wing high-altitude solar- powered aircraft. Accurate knowledge about the behavior of the aircraft and its energy system is needed in order to plan and execute these aircrafts’ missions. To this end, an integrated simulation model has been derived. It contains six-degrees-of-freedom flight dynamics, an energy system with solar cells, batteries, motors, and the effect of the en- vironment on the solar radiation. A continuous day-and-night flight has been simulated and results are presented. The model represents all relevant effects for solar-powered air- craft including dynamic interaction between flight dynamics and energy system. The same model is used for pilot training and control design of the aircraft.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/77570/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Integrated Simulation Models for High-Altitude Solar-Powered Aircraft
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Klöckner, Andreasandreas.kloeckner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schlabe, Danieldaniel.schlabe (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Looye, Gertjangertjan.looye (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:August 2012
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:High-Altitude Solar-Powered Aircraft,Simulation
Event Title:AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference
Event Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13 - 16 August 2012
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Systems & Cabin (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of System Dynamics and Control > Aircraft System Dynamics
Deposited By: Klöckner, Andreas
Deposited On:13 Nov 2012 10:12
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:37

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