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Possibilities of Using Low-Density C–C Composites for Thermal Protection of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


The study demonstrates the possibilities of using, as well as the features associated with the use of, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for military and peaceful purposes. Information is provided on the need to use components that would contribute towards ensuring thermal protection against modern laser weapons. The requirements for such materials are given, according to the field of application of the UAV. An analysis of the available materials that can be used to create thermal protection of UAVs against laser weapons is provided. The thermophysical characteristics of various materials are presented. The work presents technological features of production and properties of low-density carbon–carbon composite materials (CCCM). It is proposed to consider the prospects of using CCCM materials for not only the UAV structural components but also other purposes.

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4 times per year
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Engineering, Introductions and Overviews, other, Geosciences, Materials Sciences, Physics