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Dynamic Stability Analysis of a Tethered Aerostat
18th AIAA Lighter-Than-Air Systems Technology Conference
This paper describes a model that has been developed to study the stability characteristics of aerostats. This model incorporates the concepts of apparent mass, dynamic tether and allows 6 degrees of freedom for the motion of the aerostat. Estimation of aerodynamic coefficients is based on empirical relations and curves available in literature. Weight and buoyancy are calculated based on geometry of the aerostat. Appropriate values for operational altitude and desired angle of attack of thedoi:10.2514/6.2009-2872 fatcat:jgpc3gbbcvhgzcdsntxqoq2rsm