Conceptual design of a personal aerial vehicle using co-flow jet airfoil

Patricia X. Coronado, Brandon Cuffie, Diego Saer, Ge Cheng Zha

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


A flying wing personal aerial vehicle (PAV) is designed using a co-flow jet airfoil (CFJ); it is designed to take-off and land on regular roads and highways, at take-off speed of 60mph. The advantages of using CFJ throughout the entire PAV are the enhanced lift/stall margin and thrust generation. It has a targeted range of 500miles, at a cruise mach number of 0.3 at an altitude of 10,000ft with a payload of 3 passengers. The aspect ratio achieved is 2.5 with the addition of an elliptical wing to increase the wing span of the PAV. The mass flow of the jet that covers the surface of the wings needed is of 19kg/s, requiring a power of 684hp (510kW) to pump the jets to such mass flow rate. Given these conditions, the CFD analysis is still in progress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 25th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2007
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)1563478986, 9781563478987
StatePublished - 2007
Event25th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2007 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2007Jun 28 2007

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference
ISSN (Print)1048-5953


Other25th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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