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|Document Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||Simulation of wake vortex effects for UAVs in close formation flight|
|Authors: ||Saban, Deborah|
Whidborne, James F.
Cooke, A. K.
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Citation: ||D. Saban, J.F. Whidborne. Simulation of wake vortex effects for UAVs in close formation flight. Aeronautical Journal, 2009, Volume 113, Issue 1149, pp727-738|
|Abstract: ||This paper addresses the development of multiple UAV deployment simulation
models that include representative aerodynamic cross-coupling effects.
Applications may include simulations of autonomous aerial refuelling and
formation flying scenarios. A novel wake vortex model was developed and
successfully integrated within a Matlab/Simulink simulation environment. The
wake vortex model is both sufficiently representative to support studies of
aerodynamic interaction between multiple air vehicles, and straightforward
enough to be used within real time or near real time air-to-air simulations. The
integration process is described, and simulation results of a two vehicles
formation flight are presented.|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff publications - School of Engineering|
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