Thor Ground 06



Thor Ground 06

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Date: 8/1/12 Location: Fairview Ave & W Dudley Ave, St. Paul MN Aircraft: Thor Pilot: Arion Mangio (driver) Flights: 4 driving tests with Thor Weather Sunny, temps around 90F. METAR (St. Paul Downtown): KSTP 011953Z 24011G18KT 10SM FEW120 32/21 A2981 Adhika, Andrei, Arion, and Will arrived at Fairview & Dudley Ave at 3 pm to run some tests related to the faulty GPS/INS filtering on Thor. The airplane was strapped down to the bed of Arion's truck, which he drove in a rectangular pattern along Fairvew Ave, Field Rd N, and W Dudley Ave. All flight ops ran smoothly. The main objective for this flight test was to obtain and compare filtered GPS/INS data from Thor while the engine was at various throttle settings, while using the 16 Hz internal IMU filtering bandwidth. The first run consisted of driving with the engine off around the pattern. The filter performed well, as expected. Thor Ground 06

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Taylor, Brian. (2012). Thor Ground 06. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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