On the Development of a Six-Degree-of-Freedom Model of a Low-Aspect-Ratio Parafoil Delivery System
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
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The future of the Armys air delivery mission includes the use of precision-guided autonomous airdrop methods to resupply troops in the field. High-glide systems, ram-air parafoil-based, allow for a safe standoff delivery as well as wind penetration. This paper addresses the development of a six-degree-of-freedom model of a low-aspect ratio controllable parafoil-based delivery system. The model is equally suitable for modeling and simulation and for the design of guidance, navigation and control GNC algorithms. This gliding parafoil model was developed in the MATLABSimulink environment. Apparent mass and inertia effects are included in the model. Initial test cases have been run to check model fidelity.
- Gliders and Parachutes
- Statistics and Probability
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics