L24-Motive Power Aircraft

L24-Motive Power Aircraft - Motive Power 1 8/19/2005 TOPIC...

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Unformatted text preview: Motive Power 1 8/19/2005 TOPIC TOPIC TOPIC TOPIC: H y d r o g e n a s M o t i v e P o w e r : A i r c r a f t LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE # # # # 24 24 24 24 Motive Power 2 8/19/2005 Hydrogen and Aircrafts s Hydrogen currently used to power unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) s Hydrogen as a motive power for manned aircraft is still in the early stages of development Motive Power 3 8/19/2005 Key Global Players s Boeing s Intelligent Energy, Inc. s NASA Glenn Research Center s NASA Dryden Flight Research Center s AeroVironment, Inc. Motive Power 4 8/19/2005 ERAST s ERAST: Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology b Founded in 1994 b NASA Dryden Flight Research Center b Develop s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology s Micro-sensors and science instrumentation carried by aircrafts Motive Power 5 8/19/2005 Solar-powered UAVs s Remotely piloted s Fly at high altitudes s Atmospheric satellites s Imaging missions s Telecommunications relay work Motive Power 6 8/19/2005 Pathfinder s Developed in early 1980s s World altitude record for solar-powered and propeller-driven aircraft, 71,530 ft. Motive Power 7 8/19/2005 Pathfinder Plus s Modified from Pathfinder in 1998 s Reached record altitude of 80,201 ft. Motive Power 8 8/19/2005 Pathfinder Specifications 150 lbs. (67 kg) 100 lbs. (45kg) Payload 17-20 mph Air Speed 700 lbs.(315kg) 560 lbs. (252kg) Gross Weight 8 ft. (2.4 m) Wing Chord 12 ft. (3.6 m) 12 ft. (3.6 m) Length 121 ft. (36.3 m) 98.4 ft. (29.5m) Wingspan Pathfinder Plus Pathfinder Motive Power 9 8/19/2005 Pathfinder Specifications Carbon fiber, Nomex, Kevlar, plastic sheeting, and plastic foam Materials 14-15 hrs. limited to daylight, 2-5 hrs. on backup Endurance 8 electric 6 electric Motors (1.5 kW max. each) 12,500 watts 7,500 watts Power (Arrays of solar cells) Pathfinder Plus Pathfinder...
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