This paper shows the drag and emission reduction potential of integrated, flush communication antennas at the surface of an airliner. The CFD simulations of the aircraft model representing a modern airliner with radome in different locations on its upper part of the fuselage have been done. The results have been compared with the baseline configuration of the aircraft without radome. The aerodynamic equivalent weight penalty and additional fuel needed due to the drag of the radome and its weight itself have been calculated by two approaches. The obtained drag reduction potential has been used for the estimation of the CO2 and NOx emissions reduction by using integrated antenna.

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Published on 15/02/21
Accepted on 03/03/21
Submitted on 03/03/21

DOI: 10.23967/emus.2019.003
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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