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Calculation of the characteristics of a UAV launch from a ramp

    Valeriy Silkov Affiliation
    ; Andrii Zirka Affiliation

Abstract

A launch from a ramp is applied in order to increase the effectiveness of unmanned aircraft. To attain this goal, the kinematic parameters of movement during a UAV launch from a ramp are analyzed, formulas to determine these parameters are formulated, and a method for calculating rational geometrical parameters of a ramp, which provides a safe lift-off of a UAV with the specified flight data, is used. This paper considers the advantages of a UAV launch from a ramp and the development of algorithms that help to calculate the characteristics of a UAV launch from a ramp.


First published online: 22 Dec 2014

Keyword : unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), launching devices, ramp, trajectory of a lift-off, energetic height, thrust-to-weight ratio

How to Cite
Silkov, V., & Zirka, A. (2014). Calculation of the characteristics of a UAV launch from a ramp. Aviation, 18(4), 178-184. https://doi.org/10.3846/16487788.2014.985476
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