Fixed and Flapping Wing Aerodynamics for Micro Air Vehicle Applications (Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics)
Recently there has been a serious attempt to airplanes that are as small as possible been designing special, limited duration missions. These vehicles can carry visual, acoustic, chemical or biological sensors for missions such as traffic management, hostage surveillance, rescue operations, etc. The goal is to aircraft systems that weigh less than 90 grams, with developing a 15-centimeter wingspan.
Since it is not possible to meet all the design requirements of a micro air vehicle with modern technology, the investigation continues. This new book gives an account of the latest research in the field of aerodynamic efficiency of the different fixed-wing, flapping wing and rotary wing concepts. It presents the progress of more than 50 active researchers in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States. It is the only book of its kind.
List Price: $ 119.95
Useful for MAV Design February 16, 2003
This review is from: Fixed and Flapping Wing Aerodynamics for Micro Air Vehicle Applications (Progress in Astronautics and aeronautics) (Hardcover )
I found this book very useful for information, while recently working on my senior design project at the Rochester Institute of Technology. From winter 2002/2003 there is very little liable information on micro air vehicle aerodynamics available free through technical documents and other readings that I could find. After searching for information for almost a month I bought this book and had answered some of my questions about MAV design and applications. This book is mostly a collection of AIAA and university MAV technical documents. I would recommend this book to any student or teacher working on a related project MAV.
It’s OK June 14, 2012
This review is from: Fixed and Flapping Wing Aerodynamics for Micro Air Vehicle Applications (Progress in Astronautics and aeronautics) (Hardcover)
This book is nothing more than a compendium of AIAA paper. They were collected from a MIF conference held in Notre Dame in 2001. Therefore, the paper topics are all 10+ years old, are all over the map, and most can now be downloaded for free be. I was disappointed to find this as a collection of AIAA papers, most of which I at this moment I already investigate binder printed for my doctoral research work. I thought this was going to be more of a single text book, but it’s just a bunch of AIAA conference papers at more than 0, Pass on this