Quantitative Technology Assessment (QTA). Delivery Order 0007: Vehicle Design Technology Developments for Uninhabited Aerial Systems (UAS)
Final rept. 23 Nov 2011-30 Nov 2014
DAYTON UNIV RESEARCH INST OH AEROSPACE MECHANICS DIV
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Reconfigurable structures have been the topic of much research in recent years. Articulation, mechanisms, skin materials, and sensory systems to increase maneuverability and flight mission performance have all been studied. In this report, a particular type of artificial hair sensor is studied for use as a flow sensor for advanced maneuvering. Additionally, skins for reconfigurable wings are considered in terms of a cellular structure filled with a variable stiffness material, such as honeycomb filled with shape memory polymer SMP.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
- Fluid Mechanics