Flight physics

GMV has participated in many flight simulators almost since its very foundation. As a result it has now built up a considerable expertise in aircraft aerodynamic characterization (stability derivatives), mass (weight, moments of inertia and center of mass) and propulsion (traction model). These studies determine an aircraft’s flight performance, its longitudinal and lateral-directional behavior, dynamic response to surface control operations, stall conditions and the aircraft’s taxiing behavior, among other factors.

GMV has a long and distinguished track record in the specification, design, development and validation of aeronautical control laws with rigid and flexible dynamics both for autopilots and for in-flight control computers of manned and remotely piloted aircraft (RPAS).

GMV, together with Airbus DS, has also made a notable contribution to the development of control laws for tail-boom type inflight refueling systems and has also participated in the testing and implementation of control laws for the RPAS ATLANTE, developed by Airbus DS, in GMV’s Flight Control Computer.