Accession Number : ADA017379

Title :   Small Aircraft Engine Technology: An Assessment of Future Benefits.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 73-Dec 74,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dix,Donald M.

Report Date : JAN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 268

Abstract : This study analyzes relationships between technology-base efforts applicable to small aircraft engines and DOD needs. DOD needs are identified in terms of future aircraft systems--helicopters, cruise missiles, and RPVs. The benefits of improved engine technology, defined in terms of aerothermodynamic performance, maintenance cost, manufacturing cost, and development cost, are assessed by their impact on total costs of these future systems, and the potential of technological improvements. The technology-base program is assessed on the bases of its orientation toward future systems and the associated quantitative benefits of potential engine improvements, and of the nature of the R and D activities being conducted.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT ENGINES, TECHNOLOGY, GAS TURBINES, LIGHTWEIGHT, THRUST, DRAG, COSTS

Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE