2019 UAS HQs Workshop

The UAS Handling Qualities Workshop

“Identified Dynamics, MTEs, and Requirements”

Monday, January 7, 2020

2:00pm – 5:30pm

Chair: David Klyde, Systems Technology, Inc.

Co-Chair: Philip Chase Schulze, Systems Technology, Inc.

Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, AIAA SciTech


2:00 –2:20: “Handling Qualities Database Generation with sUAS (with Lateral Reposition Video)," David Klyde, Systems Technology, Inc.

2:20 –2:40: “Scaling and Scoring of ADS-33E-PRF Mission Task Elements for Unmanned Aerial Systems,” Dr. Christine Ivler, University of Portland

2:40 –3:00: “Scalability of ADS-33 MTEs for Multirotor FPV Flight and Helicopter Dynamics Characterization,” Bill Geyer, USN Test Pilot School

3:00 –3:20: “Gust Rejection Performance for UAS of Varying Sizes,” Mark J. S. Lopez, US Army Aviation Development Directorate

3:20 –3:40: “Progress on an Unmanned Aircraft Handling Qualities Specification,” David G. Mitchell, Mitchell Aerospace Research

3:40 – 4:00: “UAS Test Pilot Instruction at the Air Force Test Pilot School,” Chris Cotting, USAF Test Pilot School

4:00 –4:20: “A Highly Scalable, Low-Latency, and Deterministic Flight Control System for UAS Estimation and Flight Controls Research,” Brian Taylor, Bolder Flight Systems, Co-Founder and CEO & UMN UAS Research Labs, Research Specialist

4:20 – 4:40: “System Identification of an UltraStick 120 UAS,” Chase Schulze, Systems Technology, Inc.

4:40 – 5:00: “Identification and Validation of a Hexacopter UAS Flight Dynamics Model,” Dr. Subodh Bhandari, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

5:00 –5:30: Open Discussion Among Attendees

Additional Content: "A Template for UAS Meeting MIL-HDBK-516C Airworthiness Compliance for Section 6.1, Flying Qualities," William T. Thomas, Technical Advisor, Flight Mechanics Branch, AFLCMC/EZFT