Accession Number : ADA314057

Title :   Simulation Support of a 17.5% Scale F/A-18E/F Remotely Piloted Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Fitzgerald, Timothy R. ; Gingras, David R.

PDF Url : ADA314057

Report Date : 30 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : As defense budgets continue to shrink, cost-effective methods for the accurate and timely acquisition of aerodynamic data must be developed. Traditionally, wind tunnels have fulfilled this role at both the conceptual and developmental stages, as well as throughout the service life of an aircraft. However, although wind tunnels are a trusted and valuable data source that provide consistent repeatable data upon which to construct aerodynamic models, they also have inherent limitations such as blockage effects, wll and sting interference, and flow variations. Because of these constraints and due to the elevated angles-of-attack and sideslip that modern fighter aircraft are capable of, wind tunnels can be limited in their ability to cover an entire flight envelope.

Descriptors :   *ATTACK AIRCRAFT, *JET FIGHTERS, *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, SIMULATION, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, SOURCES, METHODOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AIRCRAFT, ACQUISITION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), ACCURACY, CONSISTENCY, VARIATIONS, FLOW RATE, INTERFERENCE, SIDESLIP, STING MOUNTS, BLOCKING, FLIGHT ENVELOPE, TIMELINESS, REPRODUCIBILITY, MILITARY BUDGETS, WIND TUNNELS, AERODYNAMICS.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE