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Hyperion 2.0 presentation at AES Symposium 2012

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Hyperion 2.0 symposium presentation 04 20-12 Hyperion 2.0 symposium presentation 04 20-12 Presentation Transcript

  • Blended Wing Body Aircraft Investigating Green Aircraft Technologies Aerospace Engineering Design SymposiumLydia McDowellKristin UhmeyerGauravdev Soin April 20, 2012 1
  • Agenda CU Aerospace Engineering Sciences: Graduate Project • Project Overview • Aerodynamics / Structures / Manufacturing • GNC / Autopilot • Propulsion • Prototype Testing 2
  • Hyperion Overview CU Aerospace Engineering Sciences: Graduate Project Novel Features Hyperion Goals Blended Wing Body aircraft investigating technologies for Carbon Fiber BWB reductions in: • Noise • Fuel Consumption • Emission Hybrid Engine Autopilot 3 View slide
  • Aerodynamic Design Blended Wing Body Considerations: • Airfoil Characteristics • Stall location • Optimized wing endings • Propeller downwash – CG shift View slide
  • Structure Redesign Existing center body Hyperion 1.0 wing design Hyperion 2.0 wing design Aluminum Integration Bracket Connection between wing and center body 10102 in 3 ft ft in ft 6 5
  • Current Status 6
  • External Composite Wing Manufacturing Wing Dissection Smaller pieces for 3D printer Mold Layup Connecting mold pieces together Wing Molds Top and Autoclave High Bottom wing halves temperature and pressure cures carbon fiber 7
  • Internal Structure ManufacturingC-Spar Spar running entire 5 Ribs Structural ribs within wing Servo Mount Attachment to C-Sparwing length, reduces twisting Right Wing Ribs and spars to be manufactured 6/4/2012 8
  • Autonomous Flight System OverviewGuidance Navigation Control Why Autonomous Flight?Determination Determination Execution of • Enhanced payload capabilitiesof Flight Path of Attitude & Control Logic • Creating a research platform Location Chosen Autopilot: Cloud Cap Tech Piccolo SL Remote controlled takeoff, autonomous flight, remote controlled landing 9
  • Systems Engineering Process Driving Question: How do we design for on-time autopilot deployment and successful flights? Analysis and Simulation: • Plane model (AVL, XFOIL) • Engine models • Create flight plans • Software in the Loop Risk Mitigation: • Train pilot in software model • Verify plane model with R/C piloting • Prepare flight anomaly responses 10
  • Systems Engineering Process Driving Question: How do we design for on-time autopilot deployment and successful flights? Hardware Testing: • Hardware-In-The-Loop • Sensor, communications hardware testing Integration: • Surface, sensor, controller calibration • Dream Mode • Servo integration with structure • Demonstrate capability of sensors in -15 ° the field in R/C piloting 12
  • A Ascending or Descending Wind Straight and Level B Pitching up and down RC/Autopilot Flight Test Plan Map C D F 0.5 Miles ETABLE MOUNTAIN FLIGHT TEST AREA • Fly R/C to verify long-distance communications and flight models • Execute flight plan shown 13
  • Project Novelty – Hybrid Propulsion Design, build and test a hybrid propulsion system to be integrated into the Hyperion blended wing-body aircraft Gas Combustion Engine Electric Motor & Gearbox Hybrid Gas-Electric Propulsion Coaxial drive: Increased efficiency Multiple operation modes Focus: Reliable Operations 14
  • Project Testing Process Novel Hybrid Propulsion System Hyperion 2.0 Flight Testing • Tested on RASCAL aircraft • Initial Testing w/ Electric Motor - Proven Aerodynamics - New wing design - More stable, easier to fly - Safer testing approach 15
  • Prototype TestingPurpose of Half-Scale Prototypes• Prove aerodynamic design• Understand dynamic behavior• Cheap and proven test method 16
  • Hyperion Team Hyperion 2.0 Team • 17 Grads, 2 Undergrads • Aero, EE, MechE, Business • 2 Students from University of StuttgartGNC Team GNC in Fleming building Manufacturing the wing mold at EBSworkspace Carbon 17
  • AcknowledgementsA special thanks to… Advisors/Sponsors/Customers: The Team: Past and External Dr. Jean Koster of CU Kristen Brenner Student Help: Joseph Tanner of CU Corrina Gibson Andrew Gemer Dr. Brian Argrow of CU Nathan Jastram Mark Riley Dr. Eric Frew of CU Michael Johnosn Alex North Trudy Schwartz of CU Eric Kenney Chuck Kreuter Matt Rhode of CU Jeremy Klammer (SE) Mikhail Kosyan Mike Kisska of Boeing Lydia McDowell Taylor Petersen Frank Doerner of Boeing Raj Nair Scott Balaban Diane Dimeff of eSpace Boris Papazov (PM) Benjamin Arnold (of Eric Strauss of EBS Carbon Vibin Sankaranarayanan University of Stuttgart) Jack Elston of RECUV Gauradev Soin Pascal Weihing (of James Mack (Pilot) Kristin Uhmeyer University of Stuttgart) Tom Reynolds of Samuel Engineering Robert Whitehill Weston Willits 18
  • Questions? 19