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dc.contributor.advisorKish, Brian A.
dc.contributor.authorRhoney, Matthew Knight
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-03T18:24:33Z
dc.date.available2017-04-03T18:24:33Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/1305
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S) - Florida Institute of Technology, 2016en_US
dc.description.abstractThe prototype WingBug was an innovative concept by Straight & Level Technologies to measure airspeed, altitude, temperature, Euler angles, angular rates, and acceleration information. The unit was portable, self-powered, streamed data via WiFi to any tablet or smart phone in the cockpit, and cost less than $1000. It measured 8”x3”x3”, weighed 6 ounces, and used a GoPro mount to attach externally to any aircraft. This thesis covers results from the initial flight test program flown at the Florida Institute of Technology in 2016. The WingBug was flown on a Piper Warrior. Data from the WingBug were compared to “truth” data from the Piper Warrior. Test points were limited to static points (e.g. constant bank-angle turns). An evaluation of the tablet display was also performed. While the display is suitable, the accuracy of the prototype WingBug data needs improvement and is currently not suitable for flight test use.en_US
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dc.titleFlight Test Evaluation and Analysis of the WingBug: A Miniature Air Data Computer and Inertial Measurement Uniten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.updated2017-01-10T16:09:42Z
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Flight Test Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFlight Test Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorFlorida Institute of Technologyen_US
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