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dc.contributor.authorPastor Llorens, Enric
dc.contributor.authorPérez Batlle, Marcos
dc.contributor.authorBarrado Muxí, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorRoyo Chic, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorCuadrado Santolaria, Raúl
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física
dc.identifier.citationPastor, E., Perez-Batlle, M., Barrado, C., Royo, P., Cuadrado, R. A macroscopic performance analysis of NASA’s northrop grumman RQ-4A. "Aerospace", 10 Gener 2018, vol. 5, núm. 1, p. 1-16.
dc.descriptionThis work was partially funded by the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad of Spain under Contract TRA2016-77012-R and by EUROCONTROL acting on behalf of the SESAR Joint Undertaking (the SJU) and the European Union as part of Work Package E in the SESAR Programme
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the process of identification, from a macroscopic point of view, of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global Hawk Remote-Piloted Aircraft System from real, but limited flight information. Performance parameters and operational schemes will be extracted by analyzing available data from two specific science flights flown by the Global Hawk back in 2010. Each phase of the flight, take-off, climb, cruise climb, descent and landing, is analyzed from various points of view: speed profile, altitude, climb/descent ratios and rate of turn. The key performance parameters derived from individual flights will be confirmed by performing a wider statistical validation with additional flight trajectories. Derived data are exploited to validate a simulated RQ-4A vehicle employed in extensive real-time air traffic management simulated integration exercises and to complement the development of a future RQ-4A trajectory predictor.
dc.format.extent16 p.
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Aeronàutica i espai
dc.subject.lcshDrone aircraft
dc.subject.otherGlobal Hawk
dc.subject.otherRPAS performance
dc.subject.otherRPAS operations
dc.subject.otherRPAS integration
dc.titleA macroscopic performance analysis of NASA’s northrop grumman RQ-4A
dc.subject.lemacAvions no tripulats
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. ICARUS - Intelligent Communications and Avionics for Robust Unmanned Aerial Systems
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorPastor, E.; Perez-Batlle, M.; Barrado, C.; Royo, P.; Cuadrado, R.

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