Estimation of dynamic stability parameters from drop model flight testsThe overall remotely piloted drop model operation, descriptions, instrumentation, launch and recovery operations, piloting concept, and parameter identification methods are discussed. Static and dynamic stability derivatives were obtained for an angle attack range from -20 deg to 53 deg. It is indicated that the variations of the estimates with angle of attack are consistent for most of the static derivatives, and the effects of configuration modifications to the model were apparent in the static derivative estimates.
Chambers, J. R. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Iliff, K. W. (NASA Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center)