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Flight experience with lightweight, low-power miniaturized instrumentation systemsEngineers at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility (NASA-Dryden) have conducted two flight research programs with lightweight, low-power miniaturized instrumentation systems built around commercial data loggers. One program quantified the performance of a radio-controlled model airplane. The other program was a laminar boundary-layer transition experiment on a manned sailplane. The purpose of this paper is to report NASA-Dryden personnel's flight experience with the miniaturized instrumentation systems used on these two programs. The paper will describe the data loggers, the sensors, and the hardware and software developed to complete the systems. The paper also describes how the systems were used and covers the challenges encountered to make them work. Examples of raw data and derived results will be shown as well. Finally, future plans for these systems will be discussed.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Hamory, Philip J.
(NASA Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Facility Edwards, CA, United States)
Murray, James E.
(NASA Flight Research Center Edwards, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: AIAA Biennial Flight Test Conference, 6th, Hilton Head Island, SC, Aug. 24-26, 1992, Technical Papers (A93-11251 01-05)
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 92-4111
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