Unmanned Aircraft System Design Consulting
Pulse Aerospace has expertise in the conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). We offer design services including structural layout and sizing via FEA, configuration selection and sizing, flight dynamic modeling and simulation, controller synthesis, and cost estimation. Bill Donovan, president of Pulse Aerospace, also teaches a short course on the conceptual design of unmanned aircraft systems (For more information visit the KU Short Course Website). We offer comprehensive services that take a vehicle from concept through flight test and beyond.
Our UAS design services include:
- Conceptual and Preliminary Design
- Structural Layout and Sizing
- Flight Dynamic Modelling and Simulation
- Stability and Control Analysis
- Controller Synthesis
- UAS Cost Estimation
Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Test Services
Pulse Aerospace offers flight testing services related to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) including piloting, flight test planning, flight test data collection, flight test data reduction, and flight test result reporting. We employ several internal and external UAS pilots for fixed and rotary wing systems. Two pilots are certified on the Yamaha RMAX helicopter. Our pilots have operated systems weighing up to 1,200 lb and vehicles with 26 ft wingspans under full manual control, assisted control, and ground station control. Contact us today to find out how we can meet your flight test needs.
Our UAS Flight Test Services Include:
- UAS Piloting Services
- UAS Flight Test Planning
- UAS Flight Test Data Collection
- UAS Flight Test Data Reduction
- UAS Flight Test Report Generation
Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Dynamics Modeling and Simulation
Pulse Aerospace can develop a flight dynamic model for your aircraft and implement this model in a flight simulation environement utilizing open architectures. We offer services for developing a flight dynamics model from wind tunnel data, flight test data, stability and control derivatives, or we can estimate parameters based on vehicle geometry. We can then implement this model into a flight simulation environment where you can interface with the system with various types of control. We offer CAD services to translate your existing geometry into the simulation if desired. For more information on these services please contact us today.
Our modeling and simulation services include:
- UAS Flight Dynamics Modeling
- UAS Simulation
- UAS Model Extraction from Wind Tunnel Data
- UAS Model Extraction from Flight Test Data