Welcome to the Performance Adaptive Aeroelastic Wing Program
The purpose of this program is to research and demonstrate flexible aircraft that can morph their shape to optimize performance across the flight envelope. This technology will enable future aircraft that are much more fuel efficient and quiet. The five year research program consists of flight tests at the University of Minnesota on the mAEWing1 and mAEWing2 research vehicles and at NASA Armstrong on the X-56A vehicle.
All of this research, the aircraft designs, flight software, and data are being developed open-source, so check back often. We would like to acknowledge NASA NRA, "Lightweight Adaptive Aeroelastic Wing for Enhanced Performance Across the Flight Envelope," NRA NNX14AL36A, Mr. John Bosworth Technical Monitor, Mr. Dan Moerder acting Technical Monitor, for funding this research.