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Equilibrium transition study for a hybrid MAV

Itasse, Maxime and Moschetta, Jean-Marc and Ameho, Yann and Carr, Ryan Equilibrium transition study for a hybrid MAV. (2011) International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 3 (4). 229-245. ISSN 1756-8293

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/1756-8293.3.4.229


Wind tunnel testing was performed on a VTOL aircraft in order to characterize longitudinal flight behavior during an equilibrium transition between vertical and horizontal flight modes. Trim values for airspeed, pitch, motor speed and elevator position were determined. Data was collected by independently varying the trim parameters, and stability and control derivatives were identified as functions of the trim pitch angle. A linear fractional representation model was then proposed, along with several methods to improve longitudinal control of the aircraft.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition, 't Harde, the Netherlands, 12-15 Sep 2011
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales - ONERA (FRANCE)
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