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Winged Test Rocket with Fully Autonomous Guidance and Control for Realizing Reusable Suborbital Vehicle
This paper presents the strategic development plan of winged rockets WIRES (WInged REusable Sounding rocket) aiming at unmanned suborbital winged rocket for demonstrating future fully reusable space transportation technologies, such as aerodynamics, Navigation, Guidance and Control (NGC), composite structure, propulsion system, and cryogenic tanks etc., by universities in collaboration with government and industries, as well as the past and current flight test results.
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[1] Ishimoto, S., “Study Status on Reference Models of Reusable Space Transportation System,” the 3rd Workshop of Reusable Space Transportation System, Tokyo, Japan (in Japanese) (2014).
[2] Inatani, Y., Kawaguchi, J. and Yonemoto, K., “Status of 'HIMES' Reentry Flight Test Project,” Proceedings of AIAA 2nd International Aerospace Planes Conference, AIAA 90-5230 (1990).
[3] Wakita, M., Yonemoto, K., Akiyama, T., Aso, S., Kohsetsu, Y. and Nagata, H., “Development Project of Winged Experimental Rocket Led by University Consortium,” Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Space Technology Japan, Vol. 7, No. ists26, pp.13-18 (2009).
[4] Yonemoto, K., Matsumoto, T., Choudhuri, A., R., Ishimoto, S., Mugitani, T., Makino, T., Kimoto, K., Ogawa, S., and Irino, Y., “Development of Small Winged Rockets for Suborbital Technology Demonstration by Universities in Collaboration with Government and Industries,” 65th International Astronautical Congress, IAC-14-D2.6.10, Toronto, Canada (2014).
[5] Yonemoto, K., Shidooka, T. and Okuda, K., “Development and Flight Test of Winged Rocket,” the 27th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, ISTS 2009-g-16, Tsukuba, Japan (2009).
[6] Yonemoto, K., Watanabe, D., Muranaka, Y. and Miyamoto, S., “Current Status of Experimental Winged Rocket Development,” 10YS341, the Proceedings of 2010 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (Vol.2), Xian, China (2010).
[7] Itakura, K., Miyamoto, S., Sasaki, G., Matsumoto, T. and Yonemoto, K., “Research, Development and Flight Test of Sub-scale Reusable Winged Rockets,” the 13th International Space Conference of Pacific-basin Societies (ISCOPS), AAS 12-C6-2, Kyoto, Japan (2012).
[8] Nagata, H., Ito, M., Maeda, T., Watanabe, M., Uematsu, T., Totani, T. and Kubo, I., “Development of CAMUI Hybrid Rocket to Create a Market for Small Rocket Experiments,” Proceedings of the 56th International Astronautical Federation Congress, Vol. 59, No. 1-5, pp. 253-258 (2006).
[9] Yamasaki, H., Matsumoto, T., Itakura, K., Shitaro, M. and Yonemoto, K., “Development of a Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulator and Flight Simulation of a Subscale Experimental Winged Rocket,” 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Wollongong, Australia (2013).
[10] Gossamsetti, G. S., Yonemoto, K., Yamamoto, M., Choudhuri, A., R., Ishimoto, S., and Mugitani, T., “Preliminary Design of Winged Rocket Test Vehicle with Liquid Methane Propulsion System,” the 30th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Kobe Convention Center, Kobe, Japan (2015).
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