The concept of this hybrid flight vehicle is proposed for Mars flight, high-altitude flight on Earth and personal flight. The flight performance analysis and flight testing data are presented in the paper "Aeroship: A Hybrid Flight Platform" published in AIAA Journal of Aircraft (Vol. 46, No. 2, 2009, pp. 667-674).
The contact info:
Director of Applied Aerodynamics Laboratory
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
G-220, Parkview Campus
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
tel: 269-276-3426, fax: 269-276-3421