RASAero Comparisons with Flight Data

 

Proteus 6

Curt Newport and Jeff Taylor Proteus 6 rocket, powered by P9381 rocket motor.  ARTS instrumentation and telemetry system.  Accelerometer-based altitude and velocity data to 85067 ft apogee altitude.  Barometric altimeter data and GPS altitude data during parachute descent from 46000 ft to landing.

Comparisons of RASAero flight simulation flight predictions with altitude and velocity based on on-board measured axial acceleration.  RASAero flight simulation predicted parachute descent altitude versus time compared to barometric altimeter data and GPS altitude data.

 

Violent Agreement SS Sustainer – J530
Comparison with In-Flight Measured Subsonic-Transonic-Supersonic CD

Adrian Adamson Violent Agreement SS Sustainer rocket, powered by J530 rocket motor.  RASAero CD prediction compared to in-flight measured CD for subsonic-transonic-supersonic up to Mach 2.4.  In-flight CD measured during the coast phase of the flight based on accelerometer data.

 

Violent Agreement – I216
Comparison with In-Flight Measured Subsonic-Transonic-Supersonic CD

Adrian Adamson Violent Agreement rocket, powered by I216 rocket motor.  RASAero CD prediction compared to in-flight measured CD for subsonic-transonic-supersonic up to Mach 1.5.  In-flight CD measured during the coast phase of the flight based on accelerometer data.

 

LOC/Precision Caliber Isp™

LOC/Precision Caliber Isp™, powered by an I205 rocket motor.  Blacksky AltAcc axial accelerometer and barometric altimeter instrumentation unit.  Altitude from barometric altimeter 3964 ft.

Comparisons of RASAero flight simulation flight predictions with on-board measured axial acceleration, apogee altitude from barometric altimeter, and parachute descent rate and descent time based on barometric altimeter data from apogee to landing.