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Numerical and classical analysis of V/STOL aircraft using selected propulsion systemsThe development needed for the evolution of selected V/STOL research vehicles into optimized antisubmarine warfare (ASW) aircraft configurations, using numerical procedures and traditional analytical methods, has been examined. Three propulsion systems, which represent state-of-the-art development aimed at solving the thrust-vectoring and attitude-control problems of V/STOL aircraft, are analyzed. The use of NASA computer programs for aircraft synthesis (ACSYNT), and for optimizing configurations (COMMIN), coupled with contractor-supplied propulsion system data provides for accurate performance prediction of the selected ASW configurations. Particular emphasis on the transition phase between the research vehicle and the optimized configuration demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of using generic research aircraft instead of building prototypes to demonstrate new technology
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Wilson, S. B., III
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Kidwell, G. H., Jr.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Christiansen, R. S.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1981
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 81-1676
Meeting Information
Aircraft Systems and Technology Conference(Dayton, OH)
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