Flight Testing Navy Low Reynolds Number (LRN) Unmanned Aircraft

  • Richard J. Foch
  • Peggy L. Toot
Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 54)

Abstract

Small unmanned aircraft utilizing state-of-the-art advances in low Reynolds number aerodynamics are being developed by the Naval Research Laboratory for use in Navy electronic warfare missions. Two missions in particular require vehicles exhibiting high aerodynamic performance in conjunction with stringent operational requirements. The first mission requires a long endurance, low speed, low altitude vehicle, while the second mission requires a vehicle designed for short endurance, low speed, and low altitude.

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Reference

  1. 1.
    van Dam, C.P., “Induced-Drag Characteristics of Crescent-MoonShaped Wings”, Journal of Aircraft, Volume 24, Number 2, February 1987, pg 115.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Foch
    • 1
  • Peggy L. Toot
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

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