MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 233, 20188th EASN-CEAS International Workshop on Manufacturing for Growth & Innovation
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||21 November 2018|
Aerodynamic and structural design of winglet with integrated VHF antenna
VZLU – Czech Aerospace Research Centre, Aerodynamic Department, 19905 Prague, Czech Republic
2 INVENT GmbH, Bussiness Unit Aviation, D-38112 Braunschweig, Germany
3 IMST GmbH, Department of Antennas & EM Modelling, 47475 Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
4 Evektor, Engineering Service Division, 686 04, Kunovice, Czech Republic
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A new optimized winglet of a small aircraft is used to develop the solutions for structure, VHF antenna, systems as lights and lightning protection. The aerodynamic optimization has been based on the Design of Experiment and Response Surface method in order to find out the suitable shape of the winglet from the aerodynamic, structure and the basic operating frequency range for VHF radio communication points of view. The winglet’s structure has been designed based on the aerodynamic loads and took into account the appropriate technology. The improvement of the aerodynamic characteristics and handling qualities of the aircraft are discussed and the integration concepts and production moulds are presented.
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