Design methodology of a small unmanned airship with optimized fins

Sohan Suvarna, Hoam Chung, Rajkumar S. Pant

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel method for the design of a small unmanned airship with stability considerations. Conventional design methods for airship envelope require the structure weight including the fin weight to be fixed before determining the envelope size. One of the shortcomings of the traditional methodology is that the weight budget of the fin drives the fin design. In contrast to the conventional design methods, our method estimates the envelope size and the fin weight budget simultaneously. Our approach also shows how an airship fin could be optimized to improve directional stability. The design of a small unmanned airship is also discussed in this paper to demonstrate the methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1136-1142
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728103327
ISBN (Print)9781728103341
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) 2019 - Atlanta, United States of America
Duration: 11 Jun 201914 Jun 2019
http://uasconferences.com/2019_icuas/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) 2019
Abbreviated titleICUAS 2019
CountryUnited States of America
CityAtlanta
Period11/06/1914/06/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • Airship
  • Design
  • Fin design
  • Optimization

Cite this

Suvarna, S., Chung, H., & Pant, R. S. (2019). Design methodology of a small unmanned airship with optimized fins. In 2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) (pp. 1136-1142). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUAS.2019.8797920