• Planning on holding monthy technical meetings with NASA researchers. Notionally these will be the last Thursday of every month at 2 PM Central Time, need to check on availability.

Status Update

mAEWing1

  • CM Soft converted FEM model, good matching with VT FEM model
  • FEM model surfaces are deployable
  • Current FEM is best and final prior to updating with experimental data from mass properties and GVT testing
  • Next steps:
    • Compute flutter speeds
    • Create Reduced Order Models for control law design (MIDAAS and UMN LPV)
  • Dave S. Flight Dynamics Model has preliminary flutter speeds
    • Sensitive to Cmq
      • Important to BFF, investigating the relationship
    • Longitudinal dynamics only
    • Will have linear models in about 1 week
  • VT has a preliminary flutter analysis complete
    • Will update using Zaero
  • STI is collecting abstracts for a special session planned at SciTech on PAAW
  • STI has a preliminary draft for the ASE model survey
    • Inlcudes descriptions of modeling approaches used sorted by aircraft
    • UMN will update to include more general descriptions of modeling approaches
  • mAEWing1 center body construction complete, systems integration in work
    • Anticipating a mid May completion of the first mAEWing1 aircraft