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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2017|
|Publisher||American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA|
|State||Published - 2017|
|Event||AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2017 - Denver, United States|
Duration: Jun 5 2017 → Jun 9 2017
|Name||AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2017|
|Other||AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2017|
|Period||6/5/17 → 6/9/17|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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.
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