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SOLAR IRRADIATION ESTIMATION ON A SOLAR POWERED UAV OVER A MISSION COURSE

2015-06-12
Ozcan, Guclu
Alemdaroglu, Nafiz
This paper is about solar irradiation estimation on a solar powered UAV over its mission course [1]. Solar irradiation estimation and maximizing the solar energy collection are critical for solar powered UAVs and their performance. In this paper main focus is on solar irradiation calculations and comparison of two possible flight paths for solar energy collection during a transport or inspection mission.