Flexible Flight Research Platform at Texas A&M University Flight Research Laboratory Conference Paper uri icon


  • The Flight Research Laboratory (FRL) at Texas A&M University has completed several collaborative projects to gather flight data for several laboratory experiments. The experiments were hosted on a restricted-category O-2A aircraft for inexpensive, reliable, and flexible flight research. For example, a LADAR system was installed for airborne detection of simulated wildlife targets against various backgrounds. Also, a shear-sensitive paint was applied to a pylon-mounted surface and imaged at a range of airspeeds. Another project required aerial photography on a pre-programmed ground track that was coupled to the autopilot. Finally, an atmospheric sampling mission over industrial areas was planned and executed.

name of conference

  • 31st AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference

published proceedings

  • 31st AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Tucker, A. A., West, D. E., Crawford, B., & Saric, W. S.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Tucker, Aaron A||West, David E||Crawford, Brian||Saric, William S

publication date

  • June 2013