James K. Hall

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A feedback controller is analyzed for a tailless Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) which is to be used for in-situ sensing of toxic plumes. The vehicle will be tube-launched for rapid deployment. The stability derivatives for the lateral dynamics of the aircraft are determined using a combination of Computational Fluid Dynamics and lifting line theory. The(More)
Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) are noted for their small size and low-Reynolds number flight regime. Because they have small mass, they are attractive for use in sensing of toxic plumes. This mission requires high aerodynamic efficiency and the ability to be quickly and easily launched. A variable-sweep wing is investigated to meet these goals. Numerical(More)
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