High-Efficiency Internal Combustion Engine Used in the Unmanned Aircraft

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are used predominately for military applications, despite a growing number of emerging civilian tasks. One of the key tasks for increasing the advantages over a manned aircraft are to extend the flight duration of the UAV. Long endurance flights demand an engine that adapts to variable weather and atmospheric conditions as well as to changes in altitude. Varying demand of the UAV for power is compared to determine the needs for our mid-class test platform. The paper presents a solution to a high-efficiency engine and suggests a test layout for assessing reliability and optimal performance.

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Solid State Phenomena (Volumes 220-221)

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Algirdas V. Valiulis, Olegas Černašėjus and Vadim Mokšin

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928-933

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K. Tiimus et al., "High-Efficiency Internal Combustion Engine Used in the Unmanned Aircraft", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 220-221, pp. 928-933, 2015

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January 2015

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/ssp.220-221.934