NASA Dryden has been engaging in some exciting work that will enable lighter weight and more fuel efficient vehicles through advanced control and dynamics technologies. The main areas of emphasis are Enabling Light-weight Flexible Structures, real time control surface optimization for fuel efficiency and autonomous formation flight. This presentation provides a description of the current and upcoming work in these areas. Additionally, status is for the Dreamchaser pilot training activity and KQ-X autonomous aerial refueling.
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
Document ID: 20120011468. DFRC-E-DAA-TN4898. Aerospace Control and Guidance Sub-committee Meeting 109 (ACGSC); 7-9 Mar. 2012; Salt Lake City, UT; United States.