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Design study for remotely piloted, high-altitude airplanes powered by microwave energyA design study has been conducted for unmanned, microwave-powered airplanes that must fly with long endurance at high altitude. They are proposed to conduct communications-relay, observation, or various scientific missions above approximately 55,000 feet altitude. The special characteristics of the microwave-power system and high-altitude, low-speed vehicle are reviewed. Examples of both sizing and performance analysis are used to suggest design procedure guidelines.
Document ID
19830057439
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Morris, C. E. K., Jr. (NASA Langley Research Center Aeronautical Systems Office, Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1983
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 83-1825
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other