Accession Number : ADA184700

Title :   An Aerodynamic Performance Evaluation of the NASA/AMES Research Center Advanced Concepts Flight Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Donohue,Paul F

PDF Url : ADA184700

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : The results of an aerodynamic performance evaluation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/Ames Research Center Advanced Concepts Flight Simulator (ACFS), conducted in association with the Navy-NASA Joint Institute of Aeronautics, are presented. The ACFS is a full-mission flight simulator which provides an excellent platform for the critical evaluation of emerging flight systems and aircrew performance. The propulsion and flight dynamics models were evaluated using classical flight test techniques. The aerodynamic performance model of the ACFS was found to realistically represent that of current day, medium range transport aircraft. Recommendations are provided to enhance the capabilities of the ACFS to a level forecast for 1995 transport aircraft. The graphical and tabular results of this study will establish a performance section of the ACFS Operation's Manual.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT SIMULATION, *AERODYNAMICS, *PERFORMANCE TESTS, FLIGHT CREWS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, FLIGHT TESTING, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, AERODYNAMIC LIFT, MANUAL OPERATION, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, TRAILING EDGES, LEADING EDGES, APPROACH, TAKEOFF, DYNAMIC TESTS, THESES

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE