Strategies for reduction of energy consumption during ascending and descending process of modern telescopic HAPS aerostats

Lech Knap , Cezary Graczykowski , Jan Holnicki-Szulc , Zbigniew Wołejsza


In this article, the authors propose and investigate a new concept of HAPS aerostat design in a modular form, which allows for sequential increasing or decreasing of the total volume, up to the desired size. In its initial form, the aerostat has relatively small dimensions but its central cylindrical part is multi-segmented and can be easily extended. The application of controllable construction couplings enables precise control of the aerostat expansion process and significantly improves its vertical mobility. The paper describes details of telescopic aerostat construction, presents a mathematical model of its vertical motion and investigates numerically two volume control strategies aimed at maximization of operation efficiency and minimization of operation cost. The results obtained reveal the main problems that have to be addressed and the factors that play a key role in design of such telescopic aerostats and control of their vertical mobility.
Author Lech Knap (FACME / IAE)
Lech Knap,,
- Institute of Automotive Engineering
, Cezary Graczykowski
Cezary Graczykowski,,
, Jan Holnicki-Szulc
Jan Holnicki-Szulc,,
, Zbigniew Wołejsza
Zbigniew Wołejsza,,
Journal seriesBulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Technical Sciences, [Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences], ISSN 0239-7528, e-ISSN 2300-1917
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in Englishhelium airship, control of vertical mobility, reduced energy consumption, optimum ascending and descending path
ASJC Classification1702 Artificial Intelligence; 1705 Computer Networks and Communications; 1710 Information Systems; 2200 General Engineering; 3107 Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)100
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ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 02-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.293; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.277 (2) - 2018=1.256 (5)
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