NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Propulsive-lift concepts for improved low-speed performance of supersonic cruise arrow-wing configurationsLow-aspect-ratio highly swept arrow-wing supersonic aircraft possess high levels of aerodynamic efficiency at supersonic cruising speeds, however, their inherently poor low-speed lift characteristics require design constraints that compromise supersonic performance. The data discussed in this paper were obtained in wind tunnel tests with supersonic crusing configurations, in which propulsive-lift concepts were used to improve low-speed performance. The data show that the increased low-speed lift provided by propulsive-lift permits reduction of both wing size and installed thrust. This yields a batter engine/airframe match for improved supersonic cruise efficiency and range, while still providing acceptable take-off field lengths.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Coe, P. L., Jr.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, Va., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1976
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing And Performance
Meeting Information
Meeting: Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference
Location: Arlington, TX
Start Date: June 7, 1976
End Date: June 9, 1976
Accession Number
Distribution Limits

Available Downloads

There are no available downloads for this record.
No Preview Available