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dc.contributor.authorAarons, Tyler Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:50:37Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:50:37Zen
dc.date.issued2011-10-05en
dc.identifier.otheretd-12212011-213705en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/36383en
dc.description.abstractThe development and implementation of a flight test program for an unmanned aircraft is a multidisciplinary challenge. This thesis presents the development and implementation of a rigorous test program for the flight test of a Geometrically Scaled Joined Wing SensorCraft Remotely Piloted Vehicle from concept through successful flight test. The design methodology utilized in the development of the test program is presented, along with the extensive formal review process required for the approval of the test plan by the Air Force Research Laboratory. The design, development and calibration of a custom instrumentation package is also presented along with the setup, procedure and results from all testing. Results are presented for a wind tunnel test for air data boom calibration, propulsion system static thrust testing, a bifilar pendulum test for experimental calculation of mass moments of inertia, a static structural loading test for structural design validation, a full taxi test and a successful first flight.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartAarons_TD_T_2011.pdfen
dc.relation.haspartAarons_TD_2011_Fairuse.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subjectFlight Testen
dc.subjectSensorCraften
dc.subjectJoined Wingen
dc.subjectRPVen
dc.subjectRemotely Piloted Vehicleen
dc.subjectScalingen
dc.subjectUASen
dc.subjectUAVen
dc.subjectUnmanned Aerial Vehicleen
dc.subjectUnmanned Aircraften
dc.titleDevelopment and Implementation of a Flight Test Program for a Geometrically Scaled Joined Wing SensorCraft Remotely Piloted Vehicleen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace and Ocean Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace and Ocean Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeememberLindsley, Ned J.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12212011-213705/en
dc.contributor.committeecochairCanfield, Robert A.en
dc.contributor.committeecochairWoolsey, Craig A.en
dc.date.sdate2011-12-21en
dc.date.rdate2012-01-20en
dc.date.adate2012-01-20en


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