Monthly Archives: August 2013

Flying over Euboea

Euboea is the second largest Greek island in area and population, after Crete. A navigation flight was performed above the SW coastline of the island flying over Oropos, Chalkida, Eretria and Aliveri.┬áPost-flight we also did some video shooting for a … Continue reading

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Ariane 6 simplified CAD design and mesh generation

Ariane rocket family are expendable launch systems used to deliver payloads into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) or low Earth orbit (LEO). ESA has finalised the design of the next generation rocket, Ariane 6. A smaller more flexible rocket due to … Continue reading

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Determining the spin vertical axis for a CT-133

Aircraft spinning is a rather complex motion and spins are categorized in many types based on their characteristics. Using some available data from spins executed in an instrumented CT-133, using recorded rotational rates and linear accelerations the spin parameters like … Continue reading

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Nonlinear Aircraft Control lectures

A series of lectures on Nonlinear Aircraft Control and Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (NDI) were built for the forthcoming course at ITPS. The purpose is to introduce the students to control techniques like gainscheduling, NDI, backstepping, robust control, adaptive control and … Continue reading

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