Tailless UCAV Design Maneuvers With Active Flow Control

Active flow control effectors are mounted on the D-90’s outboard wing trailing edges.

Credit: Illinois Institute of Technology
Researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) have flown a tailless uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) using active flow control for maneuvering. Supported by NASA and the Office of Naval Research, the tests are a follow-on to a NATO study of innovative control effectors for stealthy uncrewed...

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