Expert commentary: High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS)

At the HAPS4ESA 2019 conference Aliaksei Stratsilatau, UAVOS Chairman of the Board and lead developer, spoke about the UAVOS's solutions in developing the High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) as exemplified by the UAVOS ApusDuo project.

With over 200 participants, the HAPS4ESA 2019 was the meeting bringing together HAPS system, payload and applications developers, space agencies and scientists. Aliaksei Stratsilatau gave the presentation "Solar Flight Technology (HAPS) Atmospheric Satellite «Apus-ApusDuo».

1.Presented solution for HAPS that allows to implement a large wing elongation for an aircraft with a large span based on the active control of the wing geometry and the aerodynamics of the apparatus, and not increasing the strength and rigidity of the structure controlled by the classical scheme.

2. Presented solution for stratospheric aircraft with a large wing area, high power consumption and heavy payload. The new configuration of the apparatus and control algorithms allow to reduce the span of the aircraft while maintaining the elongation of the wing, wing surface area and the aerodynamic quality of the aircraft. This approach allows makes it possible to safely fly in a turbulent atmosphere at low speed and avoid aircraft stall during maneuvers.

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