Accession Number : ADA032198

Title :   Trial Results of Ship Motions and Their Influence on Aircraft Operations for ISCS GUAM

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Baitis, A. E. ; Woolaver, Dennis A.

PDF Url : ADA032198

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : The Naval Ship Research and Development Center made ship motion/ aircraft event correlation measurements on board the Interim Sea Control Ship (USS GUAM, LPH-9) during various deployments in 1971, 1972, and 1973. The primary objectives of these measurements were to collect and define ship motions which limit aircraft takeoffs and recoveries and to evaluate the effectiveness of GUAM's anti-roll tank. While emphasis is placed on the takeoff and recovery states as observed for the British VSTOL Harrier, or AVB, significant comments, based on the analysis of observed and recorded data, are presented for other stages in the aircraft operational cycle. Several analysis methods are employed to define aircraft operation limiting ship motions, the most critical ship motion or combination thereof that interfere with aircraft operations, and the operational procedures relating to ship motions developed during the Interim Sea Control Ship deployments. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SHIP MOTION, *MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, *VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, *STABILIZATION SYSTEMS, *AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIPS, *SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, *SEA CONTROL SHIPS, STABILIZATION, ROLL, DEPLOYMENT, OCEAN WAVES, DEGRADATION, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, TAKEOFF, DELAY, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, CANCELLATION.

Subject Categories : V/STOL
      Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE