High Altitude Platform System Airship for telecommunication and border monitoring design and physical model 2020-01-0044
This paper presents an accurate analysis of a high altitude platform with an unconventional ellipsoidal shape during the most critical operation with the support of a large CFD analysis.
The airship is designed accordingly to the specifications which have been analysed in terms of the required CONOPS (Concepts of Operations). Concepts of Operation (CONOPS) associated with the proposed High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) technology and special operations and to analyze the operational scenarios which are relevant to HAPS technology. An innovative cruiser feeder system is defined and studied. The CONOPS includes communications relays, support of intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition monitor “mobile targets”, and reconnaissance, including long-range ISTAR missions performed by the feeder, combining satellite vision and HAPS vision for a forest fire, disasters, naval accidents, maritime and ground borders.
The paper realizes a multidisciplinary analysis that allows creating the design of the HAPS, referring to both cruiser and feeder according to the in different operative scenarios. Inside the digital twin model simulations will be performed in multiple cases allowing generating the best possible configuration by mean of implementing multiphysics simulations into the digital twin of the system. Structured object-oriented design processes involve developing a number of different system models and configurations. Multiple configurations are expected to be synthesised and tested by an automatic testing platform in order to determine the best candidate, which has been tested by CFD. The modular design of the core modules which are necessary for both ensuring the adequate performances, the capability of satisfying the operative necessities which have been defined by the CONOPS and fulfilling the requirements.