Accession Number:

ADA248653

Title:

Development of Telemetry for the Agility Flight Test of a Radio Controlled Fighter Model

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

Advanced design tools, control devices, and supermaneuverability concepts provide innovative solutions to traditional aircraft design trade-offs. Emerging technologies enable improved agility throughout the performance envelope. Unmanned Air Vehicles provide an excellent platform for dynamic measurements and agility research. A 18-scaled F-16A ducted-fan radio- controlled aircraft was instrumented with a telemetry system to acquire angle of attack, sideslip angle, control surface deflection, throttle position, and airspeed data. A portable ground station was built to record and visually present real-time telemetry data. Flight tests will be conducted to acquire baseline high angle-of-attack performance measurements, and follow-on research will evaluate agility improvements with varied control configurations.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE