Browse Publications Technical Papers 2012-01-2099
2012-10-22

Estimation of Energy Potential for Control of Feeder of Novel Cruiser/Feeder MAAT System 2012-01-2099

Functional and energetic issues of control of feeder-airship of MAAT system are considered in the paper. MAAT (Multibody Advanced Airship for Transport) [1,2] is an environmentally friendly system for transportation of passengers and cargos. It consists of cruiser and a few feeders. Cruiser flies in stratosphere at almost fixed altitude. Feeder acts like an elevator, it delivers passengers and cargos from airport to cruiser and in opposite direction. Paper shows, that wide altitude range feeder flies through, strong and dynamic wind loads at various tropospheric and stratospheric altitudes, makes definition of control strategies and energy requirements for control a nontrivial task. That is why this work pays much attention to assessment and mathematical description of feeder flight environment, existing and potential wind profiles, essentially influencing at feeder flight trajectory. Energy efficiency increase is considered in the paper.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.
X