This paper discusses the current status of the development of the miniature aerial delivery system to be further employed in a variety of different research projects. It starts from the overall description of the system and proceeds with the discussion of the test results performed so far. Specifically, it addresses the effects of the changing ground winds on touchdown accuracy. The paper ends with conclusions and recommendations.
Posted with AIAA permission. Originally presented at the 20th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, AIAA-2009-2980, 2009.
Yakimenko, Oleg A.; Slegers, Nathan; and Tiaden, Robyn A., "Development and Testing of the Miniature Aerial Delivery System Snowflake" (2009). Faculty Publications - Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. 52.