Adhika, Andrei, Arion, Brian, and Will arrived at ACRC around 9:00am to test the revised waypoint guidance algorithm, and to obtain flight data from GPS FASER for Adhika's research. For Thor, a 70x70m and 150x150m square pattern was flown with both the original waypoint guidance algorithm, and the newly revised algorithm. GPS FASER was flown once in manual mode to verify the navigation filter solution and GPS sensor measurements. Once verified, the revised waypoint algorithm was flown with GPS FASER in a 150x150m square, and again in a 600x250m rectangular pattern with limited bank angle and a slower airspeed. All flight ops ran smoothly. Software used for this flight was trunk/Software/FlightCode rev 914. Thor flight 74 was the same as flight 73, except a 70x70m waypoint pattern was flown. This pattern is small enough that the reachability maneuver will be executed. Flights 73 and 74 are used as a control group to be compared against the same waypoint patterns flown with the revised waypoint guidance algorithm.
Thor Flight 74.
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