Accession Number : ADA318761

Title :   Dynamic Scaling of Prototypes Using Radius of Gyration Method: Theory, Laboratory and Flight Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug-20 Dec 91,

Corporate Author : TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA JET PROPULSION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gai-Or, Benjamin

PDF Url : ADA318761

Report Date : DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : The potential introduction of new Post-Stall (PST), air-to-air and air-to-ground maneuvers and tactics via thrust-vectoring control (TVC) may dramatically increase fighter-aircraft performance at low subsonic speeds. TVC is now expected to double or triple maximum nose turning rates, especially under nonconventional, rapid, rigid-body-type-rotations/translations, or during PST-up/down whippings. It is also expected to expand flight envelopes beyond conventional limits, reduce signatures, improve STOL capabilities and enhance safety margins, especially at takeoff and landing and in the prevention or recovery from any spin situation. This interim Progress Report deals with the generation of such data for future USAF PST-TVF-16S.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT ENVELOPE, *SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT TESTING, STALLING, LIMITATIONS, AIR TO SURFACE, SCALING FACTOR, TAKEOFF, SUBSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, MARGIN OF SAFETY, TURNING FLIGHT, SPIN RECOVERY.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE