Feasibility of a Solar Energy Device. Part 1: Design and Performance Considerations
XEROX ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS PASADENA CA
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The feasibility of a solar powered aircraft is investigated. The configuration reached is a high aspect ratio flying Wing with ramjet thrust. A statement is made with respect to feasibility with a recommendation of a program for further work. The statement of feasibility is supported by experimental investigation of solar radiation collection and inlet air diffusion and finally by design and performance analyses.
- Research and Experimental Aircraft
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines