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    Introduction to the Design of Fixed-wing Micro Aerial Vehicles (AIAA Education) (Hardback) By (author) Thomas J. Mueller, By (author) James C. Kellogg, By (author) Peter Ifju, By (author) Sergey V. Shkarayev

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    DescriptionThis intriguing book breaks new ground on an emerging subject that has attracted considerable attention: the use of unmanned Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) to conduct special, limited duration missions. Significant advances in the miniaturization of electronics make it now possible to use vehicles of this type in a detection or surveillance role to carry visual, acoustic, chemical, or biological sensors. Interestingly, many of the advances in MAV technology can be traced directly to annual student competitions, begun in the late 1990s, that use relatively low cost model airplane equipment. The wide variety of configurations entered in these contests and their ongoing success has led to a serious interest in testing the performance of these vehicles for adaptation to practical applications. MAVs present aerodynamic issues unique to their size and the speeds at which they operate. Of particular concern is the aerodynamic efficiency of various fixed wing concepts. Very little information on the performance of low aspect ratio wing planforms existed for this flight regime until MAVs became of interest and the proliferation of fixed wing designs has since expanded. This book presents a brief history of unmanned air vehicles and offers elements of aerodynamics for low aspect ratio wings. Propulsion and the basic concepts for fixed wing MAV design are presented, as is a method for autopilot integration. Three different wing configurations are presented in a series of step-by-step case studies. The goal of the book is to assist both working professionals and students to design, build, and fly MAVs, and do so in a way that will advance the state of the art and lead to the development of even smaller aircraft.

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    Introduction to the Design of Fixed-wing Micro Aerial Vehicles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas J. Mueller, By (author) James C. Kellogg, By (author) Peter Ifju, By (author) Sergey V. Shkarayev
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 603 g
    ISBN 13: 9781563478499
    ISBN 10: 1563478498

    BIC E4L: TRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.3
    BIC subject category V2: TRP
    DC22: 629.13334
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Libri: I-TE
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16870
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 623.74
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: TRP
    American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
    Imprint name
    American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
    Publication date
    01 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    * An Overview of Micro Air Vehicle Development; * Elements of Aerodynamics, Propulsion, and Design; * Autopilot Integration into Micro Air Vehicles; * Case Study: The Micro Tactical Expendable (MITE) Rigid-Wing Micro Air Vehicle; * Case Study: Flexible Wing Micro Air Vehicles; * Case Study: Development of Micro Air Vehicles with In-Flight Adaptive Wing; * Summary.