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Static Analysis of a Small Scale Ducted-Fan UAV using Wind Tunnel Data
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Static Analysis of a Small Scale Ducted-Fan UAV using Wind Tunnel Data
Choi, Youn-Han; Suk, Jin-Young; Hong, Sang-Hwee;
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This paper discusses the mathematical modeling of a small scale ducted-fan UAV and examines its results in comparison to the wind tunnel test. A wind tunnel test is first performed, producing a substantial amount of test data. The acquired set of wind tunnel test data is then categorized and approximated as mathematical functions. Finally, the mathematically modeled forces and moments acting on the UAV are compared with the acquired wind tunnel data. The analysis involves a gradient-based algorithm and is applied to extract trim states with respect to various flight conditions. Consequently, a numerical analysis demonstrates that there exists a reasonable flight status with respect to airspeed.
Ducted-Fan UAV;Mathematical modeling;Wind tunnel test;Gradient-based algorithm;
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