The Sunriser - A Design Study in Solar Powered Flight
2000 (English)In: SAE Technical Paper 2000-01-5507, 2000Conference paper (Other academic)
The design task for last year students in Aircraft Design at Linköping University was to design a manned solar-powered aircraft. The mission was to survey the U.S./Mexican borderline in search for possible intruders. The Sunriser began as a sole paper project, but quite soon we felt a need to prove that solar-powered flight really was feasible. Thus the decision was made to design and build a solar powered demonstrator of our own design.
The demonstrator aircraft, a radio controlled model aircraft named "the Sunrazor," was designed, built and flown with good result.
This paper deals with the basic theory of sun-powered flight and describes the basic thoughts and design considerations which finally led to the configurations chosen.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35265DOI: 10.4271/2000-01-5507Local ID: 26023OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-35265DiVA: diva2:256113
2000 World aviation Congress, San Diego, California, October, 2000