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Model-Based Design of a New Lightweight Aircraft

By Arkadiy Turevskiy, Stacey Gage, and Craig Buhr, MathWorks

This paper uses a combination of free and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling and simulation software to simplify and accelerate the flight vehicle design process. Using a new lightweight aircraft as an example, the paper shows how a vehicle’s geometry can be optimized, stability and control coefficients calculated, open-loop plant model created, flight controller designed, and closed-loop simulation run, all in a rapid iterative fashion, to confirm that system-level requirements are satisfied.

This paper was presented at the AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference.

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Published 2007

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