Accession Number : ADB073687

Title :   Design and Operation of the Mobility Development Laboratory (MDL) Static and Dynamic Test Machines.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Aug 77-1 Nov 81,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Wyen,Gerald R.

Report Date : DEC 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : The objective of this effort was to develop a facility and the necessary test machines to determine the static and dynamic characteristics of Air Cushion Systems (ACS), Advanced Mobility Systems (AMS), and conventional landing gear concepts through testing of dynamically scaled models. These requirements dictated that test machines be designed, fabricated and built to perform tests under static conditions as well as tests during vehicle taxi, takeoff and landing over various ground surfaces and positive and negative obstacles of varying size and shape. To cover this proposed test matrix, two test machines were developed, the Static Test Platform and the Dynamic Test Machine.

Descriptors :   *Landing gear, *Air cushion vehicles, *Test facilities, *Test equipment, Aircraft landings, Aircraft equipment, Mobility, Machines, Platforms, Dynamic tests, Static tests, Scale models, Takeoff, Taxiing, Flight testing, Test methods, Test and evaluation

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE