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