Current status of experimental winged rocket development

Koichi Yonemoto, Watanabe Daichi, Muranaka Yuki, Miyamoto Shintaro

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Abstract

The Space Systems Laboratory of Kyutech (Kyushu Institute of Technology) has been studying unmanned suborbital winged rocket as a research subject of future fully reusable space transportation system since 2005. There are still a lot of engineering issues with regard to flexible and robust automatic flight system. The flight experiments of a small-scaled experimental winged rocket were conducted since 2008 aiming at evaluation of fundamental aerodynamic design, flight characteristics, navigation, guidance and control performance. So far the small-scaled winged rocket has been launched five times, the flight data has been measured successfully. The current experimental rockets under development by Kyutech have a body length of 1. 5m, and weigh about 50kg. INS-GPS-ADS (Inertial Navigation System/ Global Positioning System/Air Data System) hybrid navigation algorithm, real time GA (Genetic Algorithm) guidance algorithm, and attitude control based on, and adaptive control theory are the main research issues for demonstration using winged rockets. This paper summarizes the recent flight test results and introduces current status of the project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2010 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, APISAT 2010
PublisherNorthwestern Polytechnical University
Pages62-65
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9787561228999
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Event2010 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, APISAT 2010 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 13 Sep 201015 Sep 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2010 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, APISAT 2010

Conference

Conference2010 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, APISAT 2010
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period13/09/1015/09/10

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Keywords

  • Control
  • Flight test
  • Guidance
  • Navigation
  • Winged rocket

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Yonemoto, K., Daichi, W., Yuki, M., & Shintaro, M. (2010). Current status of experimental winged rocket development. In Proceedings of 2010 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, APISAT 2010 (pp. 62-65). (Proceedings of 2010 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, APISAT 2010). Northwestern Polytechnical University.