On Power and Control Systems of the Multibody Advanced Airship for Transport
The concept of the Multibody Advanced Airship for Transport (MAAT) is presented. The power, propulsion and control systems of the airship are discussed. The energy required for operation of this airship is supplied by a solar-fuel cell system. Solar panels and fuel cells provide the power associated with the airship motion and avionics, including the control and propulsion systems. Uncertainties in modeling of the airship and a method of dealing with such uncertainties are addressed in the frame work of Optimal Uncertainty Quantification. A complete model of this airship is presented by integrating the power, propulsion and control system. The model provides the base line for the design and analysis of the airship and investigation of its components, i.e. energy, control and propulsion systems.