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47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are increasingly used in a wide variety of applications ranging from military reconnaissance missions to atmospheric data collection, with the majority of these missions requiring long endurance flights. Maximum endurance is achieved for a specific vehicle through the optimal selection of an engine and propeller combination. This study describes the capabilities of a new test stand used to determine the thrust specific fuel consumption of an engine as a functiondoi:10.2514/6.2009-208 fatcat:k6wow4yn45ay3k2regfekri6qe