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Low cost parachute guidance, navigation, and control

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Authors
Dellicker, Scott Henry
Subjects
Parachute
Guidance
Navigation
Control
Parameter estimation
Advisors
Howard, Richard M.
Kaminer, Isaac I.
Date of Issue
1999-09-01
Date
September 1999
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The Affordable Guided Airdrop System (AGAS) integrates a low-cost guidance and control system into fielded cargo air delivery systems. This study evaluated the feasibility of this concept and included the design and execution of a flight test program to assess prototype system performance, as well as modeling efforts to develop initial guidance and control techniques leading to an evaluation of the feasibility of the AGAS concept. The flight test program provided adequate flight dynamic data for the AGAS system. The wind measurement techniques employed for this effort, through the use of a "calibration" parachute system, provided wind estimates that were not previously available.
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Thesis
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Department
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School
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Format
xii, 128 p.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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