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Wright Brothers Biplanes are Back in Action-This time without Pilot
The first powered flight of human history on December 17, 1903 was a biplane configuration flown by Wright brothers. However, the biplanes were abandoned later for various scientific reasons. About 11 decades down the history, technology protagonists have started to believe the re-birth of Biplanes but this time for Micro Air Vehicles (MAV). Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) are a class of Unmanned Air Vehicles that are defined from dimensional constraint of 6 inch box dimension. 

The Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics (AFM) research group from Research Center for Modeling and Simulation has deciphered its complex aerodynamics using Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques. Ms. Arooj Fatima, MS student of RCMS worked on the development of empirical estimation procedure to design such vehicles. The complex nonlinear interactions can now be modeled using simple empirical set of relations. Such scholarly contributions help in the shorter design and development cycle at reduced cost. Such vehicles are typically used for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. There is a huge potential of utilization of such vehicles by various law enforcement agencies of Pakistan.