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A NASA study of the impact of technology on future carrier based tactical aircraft - OverviewThis paper examines the impact of technology on future carrier based tactical aircraft. The results were used in the Center for Naval Analysis Future Carrier Study. The NASA Team designed three classes of aircraft ('Fighter', 'Attack', and 'Multimission') with two different technology levels. The Multimission aircraft were further analyzed by examining the penalty on the aircraft for both catapult launch/arrested landing recovery (Cat/trap) and short take-off/vertical landing (STOVL). The study showed the so-called STOVL penalty was reduced by engine technology and the next generation Strike Fighter will pay more penalty for Cat/trap than for STOVL capability.
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Conference Paper
Wilson, S. B., III
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1992
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 92-4211
Meeting Information
AIAA, Aircraft Design Systems Meeting(Hilton Head Island, SC)
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