mAEWing2: Conceptual design and system test

Christopher D. Regan

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The conceptual design, build plan, and test plan of a flexible, flying wing aircraft, the mAEWing2, has been accomplished. mAEWing2 is a 50% scaled aircraft based on the X-56A aircraft. The aircraft has been developed as an incremental step in technology application and test method development. Design goals and high-level requirements of the mAEWing2 aircraft, including determination and specification of flight performance, structural sizing, and flight system specifications are addressed. An overview of the aircraft build and test plans are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2017
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624104480
StatePublished - 2017
EventAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2017Jun 9 2017

Publication series

NameAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2017


OtherAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work has been supported by NASA NRA Grant – “Lightweight Adaptive Aeroelastic Wing for Enhanced Performance across the Flight Envelope”, NRA NNX14AL36A, John Bosworth Technical Monitor. The author would like to thank Peter Flick of AFRL for providing valuable information on the X-56A aircraft that has served as the basis for the mAEWing2 design. The servo and propulsion characterization tests were conducted by Kathryn Kwiecinski.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. All rights reserved.


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