370 – Nixus, the Fly-by-Wire Glider
Guest: Paulo Iscold Host: Markus Voelter Shownoter: Kolja Dummann
In this episode I talk with Paulo Iscold, a professor or aeronautical engineering at Cal Poly about Nixus Nixus, his most recent project. Nixus is one of the most fascinating and ground-breaking research efforts in the space of gliding. It uses advanced manufacturing techniques to support a very thing wing, plus a fly-by-wire system to control the ailerons and the flaps; the latter are automatically adjusted to the current speed.
Here is the Idaflieg presentation I mentioned in the intro.
(Omega tau 124 - The Concordia Sailplane) | Autoclave | Ventus Glider | Online Contest (OLC) | Minden–Tahoe Airport (Idaflieg Lecture with Paulo Iscold: Nixus Project - pushing forward) | How Nixus is build | Carbon fiber reinforced polymer | NASA X-57 Maxwell | Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Fly by Wire System00:58:05
(Glider competition classes - Open Class) | Lift coefficient (Omega tau 100 - System Health Management) | RS-485 | Fault tree analysis | The C Programming Language | Microcontroller | ARM Cortex-M | Hardware-in-the-loop simulation | Human Machine Interface (Omega tau 106 - Game Theory) | CAN bus | Ethernet