Maewing2: Initial flight test and system identification of a flexible uav

Christopher D. Regan, Aditya Kotikalpudi, David K. Schmidt, Peter Seiler

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The flight testing, system identification, and model refinement of a flexible, flying wing aircraft, the mAEWing2, has been accomplished with an emphasis on a research-through-development approach. This paper provides critical background details in order to allow independent research using the gathered flight data. mAEWing2 is a subscale aircraft based on the X-56A aircraft. Testing methodology, analysis techniques, and lessons learned are detailed. Initial flight test results are presented with an emphasis on providing context to allow further productivity of the valuable data collected. Significant lessons learned during flight operations and flight data analysis are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105951
StatePublished - 2020
EventAIAA Scitech Forum, 2020 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jan 6 2020Jan 10 2020

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
Volume1 PartF


ConferenceAIAA Scitech Forum, 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work has been supported by NASA Grant - "Lightweight Adaptive Aeroelastic Wing for Enhanced Performance across the Flight Envelope”, NRA NNX14AL36A, Dr. Jeffrey Ouellette Technical Monitor.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. All rights reserved.


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