Accession Number : ADA378145

Title :   Using Simulation to Optimize Ski Jump Ramp Profiles for STOVL Aircraft

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

Personal Author(s) : Imhof, Greg ; Schork, Bill

PDF Url : ADA378145

Report Date : 01 DEC 1999

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Ramps have been used for many years aboard the Navy ships of many Countries to reduce takeoff run distance and wind-over-deck (WOD) requirements, as well as to increase the aircraft takeoff gross weight capability over that of a flat deck carrier. Under the Joint Strike Fighter program, an effort has been funded to evaluate various ramp profiles and ramp performance Optimization methodologies. Results of these evaluations will be used with an advanced STOVL aircraft to provide the maximum benefit to takeoff performance, while not becoming a design driver for landing gear of adversely affecting ship designs.

Descriptors :   *RAMPS, *SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, SIMULATION, METHODOLOGY, OPTIMIZATION, NAVAL VESSELS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PROFILES, LANDING GEAR, SKIS.

Subject Categories : V/STOL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE