IAI: New Landing and Take-off Solutions for UAS
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) are adopting new solutions for landing and take off of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), implemented in the Panther UAS.
Optimization of prop-rotor design for V/STOL electrically powered UAS is another of the subjects presented by IAI’s experts. The design was adapted for IAI Panther UAS, powered by three electrical engines. The Panther combines the flight capabilities of an airplane with helicopter-like hovering, a tilt-rotor propeller, and a fixed wing vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) system, which enable a runway-free takeoff and landing on an unprepared area. The unique concept has been patented by IAI.
Prop-rotor design problem involves a compromise between two different flight conditions: hover and cruise. This drives the designer to use multidisciplinary design optimization methods. The design framework is based on ESTECO modeFrontier® design environment. The process formulation refers to a multi-goal design problem with several design constraints.
Source : Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.