GARDN II Projects (2014-2019)
Experimental Validation of Innovative Environmentally Focused Aircraft Configurations
Develop a novel aircraft concept designed to satisfy various performance and stability and control (S&C) requirements.
This aircraft concept will then be tested in a wind tunnel to validate the S&C characteristics. Various alternative designs will be tested in addition to the baseline configuration.
The S&C test involves free air as well as ground-effect testing of the baseline configuration and various design alternatives. It is intended to use novel testing techniques as well as new materials and fabrication methods in the building of the wind tunnel model parts.