Trade Study analysis software
This is a project to develop a software package to perform trade studies on the SpaceCub. It will allow the user to put in different parameters such as fuselage size and shape, nose cone size and shape, wing span, sweep, and thickness, canard size and placement, and so on. The software would then draw a picture of the design, make a weights and balances estimate, and estimate subsonic and supersonic drag and stability.
Develop 3D drawing engine (Done)
Develop SpaceCub design specification engine (In Progress)
Develop aerodynamic characteristics calculation engine
Develop user interface
SpaceCub performance simulator
This is a project to develop a software package to take the results of trade studies produced by the above and run a variety of standard flight profiles to gauge performance of the various packages. This is to be an extension of the existing package used for the initial analysis
10% scale flight model.
This is to be a model, possibly radio controlled, to test stability of the design in subsonic and low supersonic flight regimes.
This will first be a non-functional mock-up to test human factors for the full scale system and later will be equipped with functioning controls to run a computer flight simulator.
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