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Vertical Takeoff and Landing Technology Research Using Small Experimental Unmanned Aircraft

D. Kubo

Abstract


The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has conducted research and development of three different configurations of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft (UA): a quad tilt wing (QTW) UA that has tandem tilting wings and four propellers, a small tail-sitter UA that takes off and lands on its tail section, and an electric ducted-fan micro aerial vehicle (EDF-MAV) that has a lift-generating ducted fan at the center of its body. The overview of these three experimental VTOL UA is presented in this paper.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21535%2FProICIUS.2011.v7.351

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