General aviation design synthesis utilizing interactive computer graphicsInteractive computer graphics is a fast growing area of computer application, due to such factors as substantial cost reductions in hardware, general availability of software, and expanded data communication networks. In addition to allowing faster and more meaningful input/output, computer graphics permits the use of data in graphic form to carry out parametric studies for configuration selection and for assessing the impact of advanced technologies on general aviation designs. The incorporation of interactive computer graphics into a NASA developed general aviation synthesis program is described, and the potential uses of the synthesis program in preliminary design are demonstrated.
Galloway, T. L. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Fields, Calif., United States)
Smith, M. R. (Michigan, University Ann Arbor, Mich., United States)