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A New Type of Airflow Sensor for Gliding Parachutes

Jann, Thomas and Greiner-Perth, Christian (2017) A New Type of Airflow Sensor for Gliding Parachutes. 24th Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Conference (at AVIATION 2017), 05.-09. Juni 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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The paper presents the design, calibration and test of the RMAS (Riser-Mounted Airflow Sensor), a sensor module for measuring airspeed and angle of attack in gliding parachute systems. The device was developed by the Institute of Flight Systems of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Braunschweig, Germany and later tested within the EU project Paraplane. The measuring principle is comparable to a multi-hole pressure probe, which is attached to one of the front risers that connect the confluence points with the lower suspension lines. At this location the sensor almost does not interfere with the deployment of the canopy, which was a major problem of previous approaches for obtaining airflow measurements in parachute systems. A preliminary calibration of one RMAS device was done in a small wind tunnel at DLR in Braunschweig. During the Paraplane flight tests, the RMAS was successfully used to acquire airflow data, which were later processed in order to evaluate the flight performance of the system.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/112753/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:A New Type of Airflow Sensor for Gliding Parachutes
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Jann, Thomasthomas.jann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Greiner-Perth, Christianchristian.greiner-perth (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:7 June 2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Airflow Sensor, Gliding Parachute, Paraplane
Event Title:24th Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Conference (at AVIATION 2017)
Event Location:Denver, Colorado, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:05.-09. Juni 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - no assignment
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Deposited By: Jann, Dr.-Ing. Thomas
Deposited On:21 Jun 2017 09:59
Last Modified:21 Jun 2017 09:59

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