The small UAV presents many advantages in size, cost, and portability. Because of this it is often desired to design many UAVs, one for each task, and often in a competitive environment. The designer needs a set of validated conceptual design tools that allow for rapid prediction of flight characteristics. The validation study will be conducted on the Ultra Stick 120 using a comparison of a Vortex Lattice method and Digital DATCOM to wind tunnel data. These computational tools are provided as a part of the CEASIOM software suite.
University of Minnesota M.S. thesis. May 2013. Major: Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. Advisors: William Garrard and Demoz Gebre-Egziabher. 1 computer file (PDF); xi, 56 pages.
Comparative evaluation of computational techniques for estimating UAV aerodynamic, stability and control derivatives.
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