Date of Award
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Robert C. Leishman, PhD
Morphing wing technology gives aircraft the ability to change wing shape to control the aircraft and flight performance characteristics. AFIT, AFRL and USU Aero Lab have collaborated to design and test a variable camber compliant wing (VCCW) on a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Flight tests demonstrated the wing performance and provided data to refine a VCCW flight simulator. Work was completed with the USU AeroLab-generated MachUp and the actual flight data to improve the simulator to provide results close to those of the actual flight test. The research provides a tool to reduce time and cost for future flight testing for VCCW development.
DTIC Accession Number
Acosta, Sharee B., "Flight Characteristic Verification of the Variable Camber Compliant Wing" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 3153.