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Daytona Beach

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Advisor Name

Hever Moncayo

Second Advisor Name

Ashley Lear


It is important that when measuring the sideslip angle and angles of attack during flight test performance of a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), to fully understand that the Angles of attack and sideslip are parameters that aid in determining the safety of the flight as they improve stability and control of the aircraft. The disadvantage of the measurement of these angles using this method is low accuracy of measurement due to friction to the potentiometers in connection with the vanes. To counter this, a new sensing method was developed to minimize friction and collect more accurate data. The method is based on a pivoted vane type sensor. Findings from this research will later be used to advance other graduate research projects.

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Daytona Beach, FL