Optimisation of a Hydrodynamic SPH-FEM Model for a Bioinspired Aerial-aquatic Spacecraft on Titan

James McKevitt

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Titan, Saturn's largest moon, supports a dense atmosphere, numerous bodies of liquid on its surface, and as a richly organic world is a primary focus for understanding the processes that support the development of life. In-situ exploration to follow that of the Huygens probe is intended in the form of the coming NASA Dragonfly mission, acting as a demonstrator for powered flight on the moon and aiming to answer some key questions about the atmosphere, surface, and potential for habitability. While a quadcopter presents one of the most ambitious outer Solar System mission profiles to date, this paper aims to present the case for an aerial vehicle also capable of in-situ liquid sampling and show some of the attempts currently being made to model the behaviour of this spacecraft.
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 17 Juni 2021
Extern publiziertJa
VeranstaltungGlobal Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) 2021 - St. Petersburg, Russland
Dauer: 14 Juni 202118 Juni 2021


KonferenzGlobal Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) 2021
OrtSt. Petersburg

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