Accession Number : AD0770448

Title :   STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation-Externally Blown Flap. Volume VI. Air Cushion Landing System Trade Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 10 Jun 71-10 Dec 72,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP LOS ANGELES CALIF LOS ANGELES AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Gustavson,Robert G.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : The primary objective of this trade study is to directly install the air cushion landing system (ACLS) as developed by the Flight Dynamics lab, in the MST configuration and compare it with a conventional landing gear. The initial ACLS design was for as large a cushion area as practical. Direct performance comparisons with conventional gear at the same CBR or field rating proved to be difficult with this size cushion. It was decided to try a second ACLS design with four times the cushion pressure of the initial concept. These concepts are called low- and high-pressure ACLS designs, respectively.

Descriptors :   *Landing aids, *Air cushion vehicles, *Short takeoff aircraft, Flaps(Control surfaces), Ground effect, Landing gear, Aerodynamic characteristics, Performance(Engineering)

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE