Accession Number:

AD1076586

Title:

Active Control of a Morphing Wing Aircraft and Failure Analysis for System Reliability

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2019-03-21

Pagination or Media Count:

108

Abstract:

A morphing wing aircraft has the ability to increase the efficiency of an aircraft by better optimizing lift and drag characteristics during a flight. A morphing wing UAV was designed and constructed by AFRLRQVS and required a means of control and method of characterizing the performance of the aircraft through flight testing. This research presents the design and construction of a control system capable of adjusting the morphing wing shape based on pilot commands and current flight status. The control system was tested and improved following a flight test crash utilizing failure mode analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]