Accession Number:

ADA232422

Title:

Design and Construction of a Composite Airframe for UAV Research

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

A half-scale Unmanned Aerial Vehicle UAV was designed and constructed from composite materials for the Flight Research Lab at the Naval Postgraduate School. The vehicle was designed as a technology demonstrator for two studies. First, the Tilted Ducted Fan TDF vertical flight capability engine and its stability and control systems, and second, for the tail configuration testing for longitudinal and lateral-directional stability enhancement of an existing tailless Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Completion of these research and test objectives should provide the configuration requirements for a full-scale development vehicle with vertical takeoff and landing with transition to the forward flight mode.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE