23 May 1997 Potential hypersonic-vehicle maneuvering concepts using smart structures
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This paper describes various concepts that might be used for controlling the flight of hypersonic vehicles using smart and unconventional structures. These concepts are developed by looking at basic ways of generating maneuvering forces on a hypersonic vehicle, then examining how those forces might be controlled using smart or unconventional structures. The list of maneuvering concepts was made as complete as possible by including both conventional and novel means of controlling a hypersonic vehicle regardless of their suitability for present day smart materials. A preliminary comparison is made to select the more promising concepts based on novelty, amount of maneuvering force generated, and technical hurdles which must be overcome. A comprehensive list of references is included to better describe the various maneuvering concepts.
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James A. August, Shiv P. Joshi, "Potential hypersonic-vehicle maneuvering concepts using smart structures", Proc. SPIE 3044, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (23 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274702; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.274702


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