2020 UAS HQs Workshop

The UAS Handling Qualities Workshop

“Delivering on the Promise – Defining UAS Handling Qualities for Large and Small Aircraft Missions

Monday, January 6, 2020

9:30am – 12:30am

Chair: David Klyde, Systems Technology, Inc.

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

Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, AIAA SciTech


9:30-9:50: “Description of a UAS MTE Development Process”, David Klyde, Systems Technology, Inc.

9:50-10:10: “Navy Priorities in the Development of a UAS HQ Spec”, Ryan Paul, Naval Air Systems Command.

10:10-10:30: "Development and Flight Validation of Unmanned Aerial System Handling Qualities Requirements for Multicopters”, Dr. Christine Ivler, University of Portland. (File without Videos)

10:30-10:50: “Update on UAS Handling Qualities using FPV Cueing” William Geyer, U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. (Additional Material: Video 1 and Video 2).

10:50-11:10: “A Systematic and Repeatable Approach for Characterizing UAS Response to Weather” Andy Thurling, NUAIR.

11:10-11:30: “Evaluation of sUAS Multirotor MTEs in the NASA LaRC 14’ x 22’ Wind Tunnel”, Dr. Amanda Lampton, Systems Technology, Inc. (Additional Material: Video 1 and Video 2)

11:30-11:50: “Use of the Calspan Learjet In-Flight Simulator as a UAS Surrogate”, Paul Schifferle, Calspan Corporation. (PDF File)

11:50-12:10: “UAS Flight Testing at Texas A&M including Novel System Identification Methods”, Dr. John Valasek, Texas A&M University.

12:10-12:30: “Flight Test Capabilities at Penn State in Support of UAS handling Qualities Evaluations”, Dr. Eric Johnson, Penn State University. (Additional Material: Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4, and Video 5)