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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