Shape Shifting Target

Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 137, May 2015, pp. 46-51


The article discusses research and development updates on designing aircraft with shape-optimizing capabilities. Topics explored include the possibility of improving aircraft performance by equipping capabilities similar to movements of birds' wings, the operational challenges being faced by civil and military aircraft, and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for various applications ranging from meteorology to military.

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