Accession Number : ADA019163
Title : A STOL Airworthiness Investigation Using Simulations of Representative STOL Aircraft.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 74,
Corporate Author : SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC MOUNTAIN VIEW CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Rumold,Robert ; Lehman,John M. ; Stapleford,Robert L. ; Hynes,Charles S. ; Scott,Barry C.
Report Date : MAY 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 252
Abstract : A simulator study of STOL airworthiness criteria for approach and landing was conducted using a series of different aircraft models. These models were selected to isolate a single parameter or characteristic for evaluation. Specific areas included in the study were: an evaluation of speed margins, a flight path margin evaluation, a study of flare and landing technique, the effects of touchdown zone constraints, an evaluation of two different turbulence models, an investigation of flight path/airspeed cross coupling, and a study of the effects of short-term flight path response. This report contains a detailed description of the simulation and the data obtained. These data include performance measures, pilot commentary, and pilot ratings.
Descriptors : *Short takeoff aircraft, *Airworthiness, Approach, Aircraft landings, Simulation, Simulators, Model tests, Velocity, Flight paths, Turbulence, Performance tests, Pilots, Standards
Subject Categories : V/STOL
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE