Accession Number : AD0714667

Title :   High Altitude Performance Assurance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA AERONAUTICAL CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Brodnan,Stephen J.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : With an Air Force RB-57F aircraft outfitted with a data collection system, tests were conducted at an altitude of 60,000' to determine performances of air navigation and communication facilities at the higher altitudes to be used by SST. Additional tests were conducted at 40,000' with both the RB-57F and the KC-135 aircraft operated by the National Flight Inspection Division to determine correlation of existing data. Performances at 60,000' were generally found to conform to expected performances based on extrapolations and predictions of lower altitude measurements. The adequacy of the present navigation system for SST operations was not analyzed due to the lack of information concerning planned flight procedures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIO NAVIGATION, HIGH ALTITUDE), (*COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, HIGH ALTITUDE), SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT TESTING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE