Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)


High Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (HALE UAVs) could provide an improved service and/or flexibility at a reduced cost over existing systems for a vast number of civil patrol and surveillance applications. This document looks into the Feasibility and Conceptual Design of Solar Powered UAV for HALE applications. It mentions the advancements in technology of the components required to build an efficient solar powered UAV. It also provides a preliminary design methodology that can be adopted for the conceptual design of Solar Powered UAV. It also emphasizes the Aerodynamic difficulties that are faced in HALE configurations.





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