Accession Number : ADP006260

Title :   The High Technology Test Bed: A Research Programme for Technology Development,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS CO PALMDALE CA

Personal Author(s) : Payne, C. B.

Report Date : DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Proposed roles for future tactical airlift drive requirements for research and development in the areas of advanced Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL), Electronic Systems, Survivability, and Advanced Cockpit capabilities. A common scenario may involve deep penetration into enemy territory with no air of ground support. The transport may be required to land on bomb damaged runways, highways, or dirt roads. Landing dispersion requirements may not exceed 1,500 feet with a 50 foot obstacle at the runway threshold. The aircraft may have to take on cargo in this area and get airborne again with the same runway requirement. Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company began the High Technology Test Bed (HTTB), an Independent Research and Development (IRAD) program, in 1984 to address technologies required for these future tactical transports. The program utilizes a commercial, stretched C-130 transport as the technology focal point. This Flying Laboratory is an ideal platform for systems development. The aircraft is highly modified to perform the STOL mission and is fully instrumented with a real time data acquisition system. The HTTB undergoes modification spans followed by flight spans to evaluate systems performance.

Descriptors :   AIRCRAFT, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, BOMB DAMAGE, CARGO, COCKPITS, DEEP DEPTH, DIRT, DISPERSING, DRIVES, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FLYING LABORATORIES, GROUND SUPPORT, HIGHWAYS, LANDING, MISSIONS, PENETRATION, PLATFORMS, REQUIREMENTS, ROADS, RUNWAYS, SCENARIOS, SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, SURVIVABILITY, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, TACTICAL WARFARE, TEST BEDS, THRESHOLD EFFECTS, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE