Accession Number : ADA251402

Title :   Estimated STOVL Strike Fighter Danger Area.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA ADVANCED SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Steptoe, William J.

Report Date : JAN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The AV-8B short-takeoff vertical-landing (STOVL) aircraft requires personnel to remain 50 feet away during vertical operations due to impinging gas effects. In future STOVL aircraft vertical thrust will be greater, with a potentially larger danger area. This memorandum examines the factors that determine the size of the danger area and models the amount of area future STOVL aircraft will need. Aircraft exhaust, Aircraft landings, AV-8B aircraft, Aviation safety, Carrier landings, Dynamic pressure, Flight decks, Jet engine exhaust, Mathematical models, Short takeoff aircraft, Takeoff, Thrust, Velocity, Vertical landings, Vertical takeoff aircraft.

Descriptors :   *SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, *VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT EXHAUST, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, AVIATION SAFETY, CARRIER LANDINGS, DYNAMIC PRESSURE, DYNAMICS, ENGINES, FEET, FLIGHT, FLIGHT DECKS, JET ENGINE EXHAUST, JET ENGINES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MODELS, OPERATION, PERSONNEL, PRESSURE, SAFETY, SHIP DECKS, TAKEOFF, THRUST, VELOCITY, VERTICAL LANDINGS.

Subject Categories : V/STOL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE