Modular aeroplane system: A concept and initial investigation

Marcin Figat, Cezary Galinski, Agnieszka Kwiek

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Abstract

This paper presents results of an initial investigation on the Modular Aeroplane System, consisting of the flying wing carrier and cranked delta wing carried aeroplane. The system takes off in "conventional" configuration with the wing of the carried aeroplane working as a horizontal stabilizer of the system. At the certain altitude carried aeroplane is detached and both vehicles continue their missions separately. Each of them maintain flying wing configuration after split. The paper includes results of aerodynamic investigation related to the whole system, the carrier and the highly maneuverable airplane as an isolate components. Moreover analysis of stability for all vehicles configurations are presented. Furthermore paper contains initial performance calculations and discussion on possible applications of Modular Aeroplane System.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2012, ICAS 2012
Pages228-237
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2012, ICAS 2012 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 23 Sep 201228 Sep 2012

Publication series

Name28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2012, ICAS 2012
Volume1

Conference

Conference28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2012, ICAS 2012
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period23/09/1228/09/12

Keywords

  • Aieroplane design
  • Coupled vehicles
  • Highly maneuverable aeroplane
  • Space tourism
  • Supersonic aeroplane

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    Figat, M., Galinski, C., & Kwiek, A. (2012). Modular aeroplane system: A concept and initial investigation. In 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2012, ICAS 2012 (pp. 228-237). (28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2012, ICAS 2012; Vol. 1). https://www.icas.org/ICAS_ARCHIVE/ICAS2012/PAPERS/185.PDF