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On the multidisciplinary control and sensing of a smart hybrid morphing wing

Jodin, Gurvan and Scheller, Johannes and Rouchon, Jean-François and Braza, Marianna On the multidisciplinary control and sensing of a smart hybrid morphing wing. (2017) In: 2017 IEEE International Workshop of Electronics, Control, Measurement, Signals and their application to Mechatronics (ECMSM), 24 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 (Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ECMSM.2017.7945866

Abstract

Morphing wing technology is of great interest for improving the aerodynamic performance of future aircraft. A morphing wing prototype using both surface embedded Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) and piezoelectric macro fiber composite (MFC) actuators has been designed for wind tunnel experiments. This smart wing is a mechatronic system that contains embedded sensors to measure the surrounding flow and control the actuators. This article will focus on the control of the cambering system which is achieved using a group of nested control loops as well as on the perspective of a novel control strategy using in-situ temperature measurements. It will be shown that by exploiting the inherent hysteretic properties of the SMAs cambering a significant reduction in power consumption is possible by appropriately tailoring the control strategy. Furthermore, by comparing the post-processed pressure signals recorded during the wind tunnel experiments to the aerodynamic performance gains a perspective for a novel in-situ control will be shown.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to IEEE Xplore editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at : https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7945866/
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Other partners > Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT (USA)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
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Airbus
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Deposited By: Gurvan JODIN
Deposited On:04 Jun 2018 14:19

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