Low-cost wind measurement system for small aircraft

S. Myschik, M. Heller, F. Holzapfel, G. Sachs

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Abstract

A new approach for on-board determination of wind speed and direction for small aircraft is presented. With appropriate computing power and navigation data available on-board of an aircraft, the system can be realized with minimum cost. An efficient software which contributes to the low-cost solution has been developed for performing the required computations at a high update rate in realtime. The navigation system does not only provide the required position and attitude data, but is also used for computing the angles of attack and side-slip. Thus, aerodynamic sensors for these quantities are not necessary. Results from simulation experiments and flight test are presented for verification of the wind measuring system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
Pages2406-2415
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2004
EventCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference - Providence, RI, United States
Duration: 16 Aug 200419 Aug 2004

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
Volume4

Conference

ConferenceCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityProvidence, RI
Period16/08/0419/08/04

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