P09233: Airframe Measurements and Aircraft Controls

Test Product Concept(s)

Table of Contents


1. Vacuum Chamber test - Ability to see if altimeter can go higher then 100ft.

2. Stair well test - Test accuracy and precision of sensor.

3. Car Test - See how well sensor measures across terrain.

Pitot-Static Tube

1. Car Test - Testing against an anemometer across a varying range of velocities and accelerations.

2. Wind Tunnel Test - Testing against a hot-wire probe to get up to velocities that are higher than road speed limits.

3. Time Delay Test - Testing the time delay of the tubing connecting the Pitot-Static tube to the sensor.


1. General Tests - Testing capabilities of the GPS in all of its measurements around the RIT loop. Results will be compared with Google earth locations and altitude.

a) Accuracy Test - How accurate is the receiver compared with Google earth measurements?

b) Time Satellite Fix - How long does the receiver take to start using cold, warm, or hot starting-up mode?

c) Material Interference and Orientation effects Test - Does the orientation of the receiver or the material (box) interface have any effects on the data?

2. Comparison Test - This test is against the Altimeter and Pitot-Static Tube to see if any of these sensors might be redundant to the GPS.


1. General Test - The test is in conjunction with the MAV Team and there test stand. This will test the 6 DOF's of the IMU.

Micro Processor

Final Test

The Final Test is an integration of a single sensor, multiple sensors, or all the selected sensors into Airframe A. This will be to collect in-flight data, as well as debugging any problems with the integration of sensors in the box and into the airframe.

Additional Test Info and Results

For additional information of the test procedures and results see: Master Document