Accession Number:

ADA523808

Title:

On the Development of a Scalable 8-DoF Model for a Generic Parafoil-Payload Delivery System

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The paper presents an initial move to develop a scalable high-degree-of-freedom model of the parafoil-payload system. The intention is to develop the tool capable of 1 determining basic systems geometry parameters by observing the video data of the real descend, 2 readjusting the nominal aerodynamic and control coefficients incorporated into the well-established equations of motions, and 3 performing model identification to tune numerous relative variables to achieve the best fit with the real drop data if available. Since in the certain way such a tool would represent some kind of generalization of the modeling efforts undertaken so far, the present paper starts from a comprehensive review of publications devoted to the modeling of parafoil-payload systems. The paper then briefly addressed the current stage of the development of a scalable model. In anticipation of real drop data to validate the approach paper ends with conclusions.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE