Airship Technology

Airship Technology

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This comprehensive guide to modern airship design and operation, written by world experts, is the only up-to-date book on airship technology intended as a technical guide to those interested in studying, designing, building, flying, and operating airship. In addition to basic airship principles, the book covers conventional and unconventional design in a panoramic and in-depth manner focusing on four themes: (1) basic principles such as aerostatics, aerodynamics, propulsion, materials and structures, stability and control, mooring and ground handling, and piloting and meteorology; (2) different airship types including conventional (manned and unmanned), hot air, solar powered, and hybrid; (3) airship applications including surveillance, tourism, heavy lift, and disaster and humanitarian relief; and (4) airship roles and economic considerations. This second edition introduces nine new chapters and includes significant revisions and updates to five of the original chapters.The Sentinel 5000, in its military configuration, utilises five 90-KVA generators, furnishing DC and 400 Hz AC power through invertors. ... One example is a Honda powered unit which delivers 2000W at 110V, mounted on the car of an American Blimp Corporation Lightship. ... Electrical block diagram a€“ Sentinel 1000.

Title:Airship Technology
Author:Gabriel Alexander Khoury
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-02-13


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