Accession Number : AD1028110


Title :   Flight Dynamics and Control of a Morphing UAV: Bio inspired by Natural Fliers


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Sep 2015,14 Sep 2016


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON SOUTHAMPTON United Kingdom


Personal Author(s) : Ajaj,Rafic


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1028110.pdf


Report Date : 17 Feb 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : An experimental investigation on using Folding wingtips sERving as cONtrol effectorS (FOLDERONS) for a mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV was conducted). A representative off-the-shelf mini-UAV with a conventional configuration was selected. The main theme of this project is to utilize FOLDERONS as a control effectors (mainly in roll) to augment the control authority of conventional control surfaces. Furthermore, the impact of actuation rate on the effectiveness of FOLDERONS was assessed.


Descriptors :   unmanned aerial vehicles , computational fluid dynamics , airframes , control systems , structural components , wind tunnels


Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE