Unconventional Flight Dynamics
Our current goals is to: modify a pre-existing small-sized airplane model to withstand wind tunnel conditions, design and manufacture a unique airplane mechanism through the use of gears and a motor to drive the aileron and elevator out of phase with oscillatory motion, and design and manufacture a unique mount that allows three degrees of freedom of vertical motion, pitch, and roll.
Name: Arman Zargaryan
Name: Patrick Huynh
Name: Miran Govind
Initial Project Information
Field of Interest
Flight Dynamics and Control, Wind Tunnel Testing, Aerodynamics, Mechanical Design and Manufacturing
We are trying to verify unconventional ways to execute specific maneuvers through nonlinear (Lie bracket) control actions. For this quarter, we are trying to verify an unconventional roll mechanism that has been theoretically proved to be more effective than the conventional roll mechanism at high-angle-of-attack maneuvers.
Maximum Number of Students
No requirements, MAE 175 preferred