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Design, development, and flight testing of the vertical take-off and landing GNC testbed EAGLE

Dumke, Michael and Trigo, Guilherme Fragoso and Sagliano, Marco and Saranrittichai, Piyapat and Theil, Stephan (2019) Design, development, and flight testing of the vertical take-off and landing GNC testbed EAGLE. CEAS Space Journal, 12, pp. 97-113. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s12567-019-00269-5. ISSN 1868-2502.

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Precise landing on planets, moons, and other larger celestial bodies requires powered descent, hovering, and vertical landing. Similarly, recent and future concepts for re-usable launch vehicle (RLVs) also involve a vertical take-off and landing. The development of guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) for this type of vehicles is a challenging task. To support this, a vertical take-off and landing vehicle has been developed for demonstrating the capability of conducting soft landings, smooth ascent, and hovering. The focus was put on a platform for testing new and advanced guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) algorithms that employ a base set of sensors and actuators typically present on such vehicles. It should represent a dynamics similar to a thrust vector controlled planetary lander or RLV, and should allow fast turn-around times as well as rapid prototyping capabilities for testing. In addition, the platform should provide the option for an additional small payload, e.g., enhancing the on-board avionics with different or more precise sensors. The result of this platform development is EAGLE (environment for autonomous GNC landing experiments). Its lift-off mass is about {\$}{\$}30{\backslash}, {\backslash}text{\{}kg{\}}{\$}{\$}30kgand it is powered by a jet engine with a maximum thrust of {\$}{\$}400{\backslash}, {\backslash}text{\{}N{\}}{\$}{\$}400N.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/133439/
Document Type:Article
Title:Design, development, and flight testing of the vertical take-off and landing GNC testbed EAGLE
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Dumke, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5587-7884UNSPECIFIED
Trigo, Guilherme FragosoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8173-9592UNSPECIFIED
Sagliano, MarcoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1026-0693UNSPECIFIED
Theil, StephanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5346-8091UNSPECIFIED
Date:24 August 2019
Journal or Publication Title:CEAS Space Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 97-113
Keywords:EAGLE VTVL RLV VTOL demonstrator
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):Hochpräzise Lageregelung (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Navigation and Control Systems
Deposited By: Dumke, Michael
Deposited On:14 Jan 2020 10:47
Last Modified:21 Nov 2023 07:03

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