Correlation between angle of attack estimation with multipoint pitot static positioning for a fixed-wing UAV

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  • Abstract

    Pitot static system is used to measure differential air pressure and calculate air speed of a certain aerial vehicle. This air speed information can be manipulated and analyzed to estimate the angle of attack (AoA) of a fixed-wing UAV. In this paper, a multipoint positioning of pitot static had been studied to find the relationship between different position/placement of pitot and AoA. This study has been conducted in a controlled situation using a wind tunnel. The result proven that there is a direct correlation between air speed reading from the pitot static and AoA for UAV.



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    air speed; angle-of-attack; flight control; UAV; pitot.

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Article ID: 26030
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i4.33.26030

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