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dc.contributor.authorLorenz, Ralph D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-20T19:51:35Z
dc.date.available2009-01-20T19:51:35Z
dc.date.issued2008-06-24en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/26341
dc.descriptionThis presentation was part of the session : Probe Missions to the Giant Planets, Titan and Venusen_US
dc.descriptionSixth International Planetary Probe Workshopen_US
dc.description.abstractA concept for a small (~1kg) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launched from a lander on Saturn's moon Titan is discussed. This battery-powered vehicle could survey an area of hundreds of square kilometers around the lander over a few hours, providing stereo imagery, boundary-layer meteorological profiles and other data. The cold, thick atmosphere on low-gravity Titan makes a fixed- or moving-wing vehicle easy to fly, but requires substantial energy to keep it warm, a situation similar to terrestrial bumblebees and a similar flight configuration may therefore be appropriate.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNASAen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIPPW08. Probe Missions to the Giant Planets, Titan and Venusen_US
dc.subjectUnmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)en_US
dc.subjectUAVen_US
dc.subjectThermal designen_US
dc.subjectAircraft designen_US
dc.titleTitan Bumblebee: A 1kg Lander-Launched UAV Concepten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameJohns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratoryen_US


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