UAV flight control using flow control actuators

Eric Johnson, Girish Chowdhary, Rajeev Chandramohan, Anthony J. Calise

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Abstract

The use of active flow control devices that affect the flow field over the wing and tail planes sufficiently to create moments and forces that can be used for controlling the aircraft has attracted interest over the last decade. Using flow control actuators to control aircraft attitude have several potential benefits as compared to conventional control surfaces. These benefits are in reduced structural weight, lower power consumption, higher reliability and potentially faster response times. This paper presents preliminary flight test results and lessons learned concerning the use of flow control actuators for both open and closed loop control of the Dragon Eye UAV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2011
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2011 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Aug 8 2011Aug 11 2011

Other

OtherAIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/8/118/11/11

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Flow control
Actuators
Aircraft control
Control surfaces
Flow fields
Electric power utilization
Aircraft

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Johnson, E., Chowdhary, G., Chandramohan, R., & Calise, A. J. (2011). UAV flight control using flow control actuators. In AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2011
Johnson, Eric ; Chowdhary, Girish ; Chandramohan, Rajeev ; Calise, Anthony J. / UAV flight control using flow control actuators. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2011. 2011.
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Johnson, E, Chowdhary, G, Chandramohan, R & Calise, AJ 2011, UAV flight control using flow control actuators. in AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2011. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2011, Portland, OR, United States, 8/8/11.

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Johnson E, Chowdhary G, Chandramohan R, Calise AJ. UAV flight control using flow control actuators. In AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2011. 2011