A Fixed-Wing Aircraft Simulation Tool for Improving the efficiency of DoD Acquisition
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DEFENSE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING MODERNIZATION PROGRAM OFFICE LORTON VA
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The HPCMP CREATETM-AV Kestrel software product is a modularized, multi-disciplinary fixed-wing virtual aircraft simulation tool incorporating aerodynamics, structural dynamics, kinematics, and kinetics. Kestrel allows crossover between simulation of aerodynamics, dynamic stability and control, structures, propulsion, and store separation. The current version of Kestrel is being used extensively in the government aircraft acquisition process, and is being evaluated by industry for suitability to aircraft acquisition. Current capability is demonstrated for a maneuvering aircraft coupled with control surface movements, aeroelastic effects, stores separation, and cargo deployment. Future capabilities are also discussed.
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