Modeling of Solar Electric Propulsion System for UAVs
N. Vasantha Gowri1, C. Harish2, D. Harsha3
1N. Vasantha Gowri, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (Telangana), India.
2C. Harish, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (Telangana), India.
3D. Harsha, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (Telangana), India.
Manuscript received on 15 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 11 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 29 August 2019 | PP: 200-202 | Volume-8 Issue-2S5 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10400682S519/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1040.0782S519
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Abstract: UAVs are growing their importance in both civil and military applications. The endurance of UAVs are related to their on board fuel carrying capacity which is limited by the weight class of aircraft. There is a need for long endurance UAVs for persistent Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance(ISTAR) missions. One of the solutions to overcome the endurance limitations for usage of UAV is the renewable energy. Among all renewable energy, solar energy is found more economical. Electrical powered aircraft/(UAV) propulsion system uses electrical energy to change the velocity of UAV. Electric propulsion system is now mature and widely used technology on spacecraft. In this work, UAV with solar cells on the surface of the wings as well as on board energy storage is discussed. This paper quantifies the requirement for perpetual endurance in solar-powered flight.
Keywords: UAV, Solar Electric Propulsion System, Perpetual Endurance.
Scope of the Article: System Integration