Investigation of the flight control requirements of a half-scale ducted fan Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

dc.contributor.advisorHoward, Richard M.
dc.contributor.authorBrynestad, Mark A.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.secondreaderSchmidt, Louis V.
dc.dateMar-92
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-29T23:37:54Z
dc.date.available2014-01-29T23:37:54Z
dc.date.issued1992-03
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this investigation was to study the requirements to fly a previously constructed half-scale ducted fan Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in horizontal and vertical flight as a proof of concept for a full-scale UAV of similar design. The following items were investigated: (1) methods to increase thrust from the ducted fan propulsion system; (2) the determination of the effectiveness and necessary coupling of the four control vanes in controlling the vehicle in vertical flight (pitch, roll, and yaw) and in countering the engine torque; and (3) the design, construction, and effectiveness of stator vanes. The following items were accomplished: (1) thrust was improved over the original vehicle through the design and construction of an effective bellmouth and nine-bladed fan; (2) control-vane effectiveness was determined, and stator vanes were designed and installed; (3) gyro stabilization was incorporated into the roll axis controls and the ducted fan flew in controlled tethered hover; and (4) gyroscopic cross coupling was demonstrated.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/investigationoff1094538545
dc.format.extentiv, 77 p.: ill.;28 cm.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/38545
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDrone aircraft;Airplanes;Models;Radio control;Airplanes;Control systems;Testingen_US
dc.titleInvestigation of the flight control requirements of a half-scale ducted fan Unmanned Aerial Vehicleen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAeronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAstronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameAeronautical and Astronautical Engineeren_US
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
92Mar_Brynestad.pdf
Size:
2.22 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Collections