aerodynamic control

aerodynamic control

[‚e·ro·dī′nam·ik kən′trōl]
(aerospace engineering)
A control surface whose use causes local aerodynamic forces.
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The system has a single-state, solid-fuel propelled missile equipped with aerodynamic control surfaces and thrust vectoring, according to (http://missilethreat.
That's a major validation that we're advancing our understanding of aerodynamic control for hypersonic flight," DARPA Acting Director Kaigham J.
The missile guidance is achieved via aerodynamic control which gives way to a direct lateral just before target intercept.
Crouch brings to light how two brothers, bicycle makers from Dayton, were able to uncover the problem concerning aerodynamic control.
The rear spoiler provides an essential aerodynamic control, tuned for minimum lift over a spectrum of road speeds.
It is tuned for zero lift and provides essential aerodynamic control.
The pilot of an FK14 Polaris light aircraft, losing aerodynamic control of his aircraft upon encountering severe weather near the city of Cologne, Germany and, realizing he was in a deteriorating situation, elected to deploy his installed BRS emergency parachute system.
Birds can move their wings in a myriad of ways, providing a level of aerodynamic control that is unmatched by UAVs," she added.
The X-24 was a wingless aerospacecraft, which derived lift from its body contours and aerodynamic control surfaces.
At those speeds, metals can melt or vaporize almost instantly, and aerodynamic control must be extremely precise.
The purpose of the low-level flight was to test the newly developed engine and the missile's innovative aerodynamic control system.
During the rocket's flight, the CTV completed a series of pre-programmed flight maneuvers, demonstrating real-time aerodynamic control by the autopilot and inertial sensor.