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dc.contributor.authorThomas, Peter R.
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, T.S.
dc.contributor.authorCooke, A.K.
dc.identifier.citationThomas , P R , Richardson , T S & Cooke , A K 2012 , ' Estimation of Stability and Control Derivatives for a Piper Cub J-3 Remotely Piloted Vehicle ' Paper presented at AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference , Minneapolis , United States , 13/08/12 - 16/08/12 , .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 9307433
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: a523bc72-d2c1-4a99-ad0d-320eba8c0476
dc.identifier.otherBibtex: urn:c3ae0e7de2a4a9bdfeb8297c0f687484
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84880635674
dc.descriptionPeter R. Thomas, T.S. Richardson, A.K. Cooke, ‘Estimation of Stability and Control Derivatives for a Piper Cub J-3 Remotely Piloted Vehicle’, paper presented at the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Minneapolis, USA, 13-16 August, 2012.
dc.description.abstractThe aerodynamic stability and control derivatives for a scaled Piper Cub J-3 remotely piloted aircraft are estimated here, principally using the Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU) data items. These modern semi-empirical methods rely on the use of the aircraft's geometry and location of centre of mass to estimate the stability derivatives. The methods are a mixture of aerodynamic and aircraft stability theory with supportive experimental data. This paper describes a workflow for deriving a complete set of standard longitudinal and lateral/directional derivatives for the aircraft configuration. Work-arounds are given for issues dealing with extrapolation of data beyond empirical results and modeling equivalent straight-tapered planforms from highly elliptical wings. Static stability and dy namic derivatives are estimated and presented. The work is compared to the results from the semi-empirical method DATCOM and the vortex lattice method AVL and shows over-all agreement. Details on the construction of an average flight dynamics model are then discussed using a least squares optimising routine to generate a weighted average model.en
dc.subjectAircraft modelling, Simulation
dc.titleEstimation of Stability and Control Derivatives for a Piper Cub J-3 Remotely Piloted Vehicleen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Engineering and Technology
dc.contributor.institutionScience & Technology Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionMaterials and Structures
dc.description.statusNon peer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Engineering and Technology

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