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Reverse-Engineering and Analysis of Performance for Medium-Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
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 Title & Authors
Reverse-Engineering and Analysis of Performance for Medium-Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Shim, Ho-Joon; Chang, Kyoungsik; Chung, In Jae; Kim, Sun-Tae; Joh, Chang-Yeol;
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 Abstract
The main purpose of this study was to analyze the performance of a medium-altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle through reverse-engineering method. The external configuration data of the RQ-1 Predator was reverse-engineered from related photos and specification data available on public domains, which also were used to generate the CATIA modeling and weigh distribution data of the UAV. The aerodynamic characteristics of RQ-1 Predator were mainly predicted the vortex lattice method and an empirical method, which the propeller performance was analyzed by the empirical method proposed by Howe. The rate of climb, service ceiling, range, and the loiter endurance of the UAV was analyzed, which showed good agreement with the reference data.
 Keywords
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle(UAV);Medium-Altitude Long Endurance(MALE);Reverse-Engineering;Empirical Method;
 Language
Korean
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