In-flight stability analysis of the X-48B aircraft

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Abstract

This report presents the system description, methods, and sample results of the in-flight stability analysis for the X-48B, Blended Wing Body Low-Speed Vehicle. The X-48B vehicle is a dynamically scaled, remotely piloted vehicle developed to investigate the low-speed control characteristics of a full-scale blended wing body. Initial envelope clearance was conducted by analyzing the stability margin estimation resulting from the rigid aircraft response during flight and comparing it to simulation data. Short duration multisine signals were commanded onboard to simultaneously excite the primary rigid body axes. In-flight stability analysis has proven to be a critical component of the initial envelope expansion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference and Exhibit
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference and Exhibit - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 18 2008Aug 21 2008

Publication series

NameAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference and Exhibit

Other

OtherAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference and Exhibit
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period8/18/088/21/08

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