Accession Number : AD0775927

Title :   Modification of V/STOL Instrument Approach Geometry as a Means of Compensating for Along-Track Wind Effects,


Personal Author(s) : Hindson,W. S. ; Gould,D. G.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The influence of wind on the low speed approach and landing considerations for V/STOL aircraft poses new problems which, although neglected for conventional aircraft, may require specific solutions for these new designs. A novel method to allow for significant along-track wind effects, including shears, is proposed whereby the approach geometry relative to the earth is modified according to the ambient wind condition.

Descriptors :   *Vertical takeoff aircraft, *Short takeoff aircraft, *Approach, *Low velocity, *Aircraft landings, *Wind, Canada, Instrumentation, Experimental data, Wind shear, Descent, Flight paths, Ground level, Kinematics, Performance(Human), Aerodynamic configurations

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE