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Title Precision aerial delivery systems : modeling, dynamics, and control / edited by Oleg A. Yakimenko (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California)
Published Reston, VA : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., [2015]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Progress in astronautics and aeronautics ; volume 248
Progress in astronautics and aeronautics ; v. 248
Contents PADS and measures of their effectiveness / Oleg Yakimenko -- Basic analysis of ram-air parachute / Steven Lingard -- Key factors affecting PADS landing precision / Oleg Yakimenko and Horst Altmann -- Aerodynamic characterization of parafoils / Hamid Johari, Oleg Yakimenko and Thomas Jann -- Equations of motion / Oleg Yakimenko and Nathan Slegers -- Stability and steady-state performance / Oleg Yakimenko, Thomas Jann, Gil Iosilevskii, Peter Crimi and Glen Brown -- Guidance, navigation, and control / Oleg Yakimenko and Thomas Jann -- Glide-angle control / James Moore and Oleg Yakimenko -- Control of non-gliding parachute systems / Oleg Yakimenko and Travis Fields -- Flight-test instrumentation / Thomas Jann and Oleg Yakimenko -- Parametrical identification of parachute systems / Oleg Yakimenko and Thomas Jann -- Appendix A: AIAA aerodynamic deceleratory systems TC activities -- Appendix B: Units conversion -- Appendix C: Canopy data -- Appendix D: Computation of CEP[subscript]DMPI and CEP[subscript]MPI for noncircular distribution -- Appendix E: PADS geometry and mass properties modeling -- Appendix F: PADS penetration speed -- Appendix G: Geometry and mass properties of different-weight PADS models -- Appendix H: Geometry and mass properties of the G-12-based AGAS
Summary This book provides an overview of the recent developments in precision aerial cargo delivery from the standpoint of developing guidance, navigation and control (GNC) algorithms for the self-guided parafoil and parachute-based aerial delivery systems (PADS). Topics include: PADS and measures of their effectiveness; basic analysis of the ram-air parachute; key factors affecting PADS landing accuracy; aerodynamic characterization of parafoils; equations of motion; stability and steady-state performance; guidance, navigation, and control; glide-angle control; control of nongliding parachute systems; flight test instrumentation; parametrical identification of PADS. -- Edited summary from book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from title screen (, viewed January 12, 2016)
Subject Airdrop.
Delivery of goods.
Gliders (Aeronautics) -- Technological innovations
Parachutes -- Technological innovations
Delivery of goods.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Yakimenko, Oleg A., editor.
LC no. 2015431691
ISBN 152310077X