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Autonomous Solar UAV for Sustainable Flights

  • A. North
  • R. Siegwart
  • W. Engel
Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 33)

Abstract

Development of a solar powered aircraft capable of continuous flight was still a dream a few years ago; this great challenge has become reality today. Significant progress has been made in the domains of flexible solar cells, high energy density batteries, miniaturized MEMS and CMOS sensors and powerful processors.

Keywords

Solar Panel Maximum Power Point Tracker Wing Area Level Flight Unman Aerial Vehicle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. North
  • R. Siegwart
    • 1
  • W. Engel
    • 2
  1. 1.Autonomous Systems LaboratoryETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineer/DesignerArvenweg 6aEinsiedelnSwitzerland

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