Experimental study on high efficiency of aerodynamic performance of rotor blades for mars helicopter

Kensuke Kanou, Koji Fujita, Hiroki Nagai

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

2 Citations (Scopus)


Aerodynamic performance test of single rotors and coaxial rotors is conducted under the low Reynolds number condition. Conceptual model of a Mars helicopter is designed for an exploration of pit craters. Based on the design, single rotor models with a different airfoil, number of blades, and the aspect ratio are chosen for the aerodynamic performance test. And, the coaxial rotor performance test is also conducted with changing a distance between upper and lower rotors. In conclusion, AR = 6 and 4-blades rotor configuration shows the best performance in the test of the single rotor with flat plate configuration. The better distance between upper and lower rotors is 30% of diameter in coaxial rotor test.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2019 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105784
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
EventAIAA Scitech Forum, 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2019 Jan 72019 Jan 11

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2019 Forum


ConferenceAIAA Scitech Forum, 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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