Accession Number:

ADA550638

Title:

Dynamic Flight Maneuvering Using Virtual Control Surfaces Generated by Trapped Vorticity

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 2005-30 Sep 2010

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA

Report Date:

2010-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

This MURI program addressed integrated closed-loop control of flow and dynamic maneuvering for small UAVs without moving control surfaces. Forces and moments were varied using synthetic jet actuators to effect vorticity generationaccumulation near lifting surfaces, with sensing provided by surface-mounted pressure and flow-direction sensors, and a reduced-order model ROM of vorticity dynamics coupled to and integrated with a vehicle dynamics model in an adaptive control architecture.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE