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Data Analysis of Phoenix RLV Demonstrator Flight Test

Jategaonkar, Ravindra and Behr, Roland and Gockel, Wilhelm and Zorn, Christoph (2005) Data Analysis of Phoenix RLV Demonstrator Flight Test. In: AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, AIAA-2005-6129, AIAA-2005-6129. AIAA Reston, VA, USA. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2005-08-15 2005-08-18, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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Abstract

Within the framework of the German ASTRA (Advanced Systems and Technologies for RLV Application) program, the Phoenix project was established to implement experimental steps towards the development of a next generation space transportation system. The Phoenix vehicle was designed to flight demonstrate the automatic and un-powered horizontal landing of a representative, winged reusable launcher vehicle (RLV). The shape of the test vehicle was derived from the suborbital RLV concept Hopper. Three automatic landing tests were completed successfully in May 2004. Methods of system identification were applied to the flight data to evaluate the performance and to improve the design models and databases for future applications. A specific emphasis was placed on the evaluation of the on-board navigation system, air data sensor, aerodynamic model, landing gear effects and ground roll characteristics. This paper gives a brief overview of the Phoenix mission and elaborates on the flight data analysis and of the preceding wind tunnel campaigns, to allow a comparison of results from different approaches.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Data Analysis of Phoenix RLV Demonstrator Flight Test
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Jategaonkar, RavindraUNSPECIFIED
Behr, RolandEADS Space Transportation, Department TP 21, 81663 Munich
Gockel, WilhelmEADS Space Transportation, Department TO 73, 28361 Bremen
Zorn, ChristophUNSPECIFIED
Date:August 2005
Journal or Publication Title:AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, AIAA-2005-6129
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:AIAA-2005-6129
Publisher:AIAA Reston, VA, USA
Status:Published
Keywords:System Identification, parameter estimation, flight data, RLV, five-hole probe, aerodynamic modeling
Event Title:AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference
Event Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2005-08-15 2005-08-18
Organizer:AIAA Reston, VA, USA
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Zukünftige Raumtransporter - TAUR (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > System Automation
Deposited By: Dr.phil. Ravindra Jategaonkar
Deposited On:10 Jan 2008
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 14:36

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