Low cost development of a nonlinear simulation for a flexible uninhabited air vehicle

Aditya Kotikalpudi, Claudia Moreno, Brian Taylor, Harald Pfifer, Gary Balas

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Abstract

The development of a nonlinear simulation environment for an uninhabited air vehicle with a flexible airframe is presented. Simple, yet efficient testing procedures are employed to estimate the physical properties of the aircraft. The aerodynamic forces and moments are obtained using a doublet lattice method. The interaction between structural dynamics and aerodynamics is given special attention from a modeling standpoint. The simulation is finally integrated into the existing simulation infrastructure maintained by the research group. A modular approach is emphasized in the simulation build-up, which allows for easy switching between models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2029-2034
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479932726
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2014Jun 6 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619

Other

Other2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period6/4/146/6/14

Keywords

  • Aerospace
  • Control applications
  • Modeling and simulation

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