A model for international teaming in aircraft design by James F. Marchman, Lloyd R. Jenkinson, G. J. Page

By James F. Marchman, Lloyd R. Jenkinson, G. J. Page

Airplane layout three (2000) 239 - 247

This paper describes the character and improvement of an undergraduate plane layout path concerning scholars in US and united kingdom universities operating in an built-in crew that versions the foreign collaboration ordinary within the aerospace undefined. The reasoning that resulted in this collaboration is printed and info of the supplier and administration of the programme defined. Observations from the 3 years of expertise with operating the programme are made and a few total conclusions given. a few of the layout tasks are illustrated together with the roadable plane layout which gained the 1999/2000 NASA/FAAAGATE nationwide basic Aviation layout pageant. The collaboration has been winning from an academic point of view and could function a good version that may be followed via different pairs of universities.

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In this particular case it was the X-20 DynaSoar program. A NASA F5D Skylancer testbed played an important part with simulations of off-the-pad escape and landing maneuvers. This particular testbed was used because of its low lift/drag (LID) ratio and this resemblance of its planform to that of the X-20 planform. The proposed hypersonic glider would have been launched vertically from a large booster rocket and landed unpowered. Flight crew safety concerns in the event of a booster malfunction on the pad, or shortly after launch led to the proposal of an auxiliary booster to pull the glider away from the danger area so that the pilot could assume control and land nearby.

A . The ATLAS pod appears similar to a belly-mounted external fuel tank. (USAF photo) 62 . This F-4 testbed aircraft started life as the YRF-4 prototype before being converted into a number of other flight control test configurations. (USAF Photo) 63 ONE-OF-A-KIND RESEARCH AIRCRAFT The venerable testbed carried the "Fly-By-Wire" nomenclature throughout its many programs. (Bill Holder Photo) The PACT (Precision Aircraft Control Technology) Program was directed toward improvement in combat maneuvers in future fighter aircraft.

There was no mistaking this testbed aircraft with its flashy red, white, and blue paint job. The aircraft, a highly-modified F-15B Eagle, participated in a 1985-to-1991 test program to validate its unique Pratt & Whitneybuilt two-dimensional thrust vectoring/reversing fighter nozzle configuration. In addition to its unique engine nozzles, the STOL/MTD testbed was also distinguished by moveable control canards mounted on the forward fuselage. Other modifications included integrated flight and propulsion controls, rough-field landing gear, and an advanced cockpit which greatly reduced the pilot workload, in spite of the complexity of the maneuvers to be performed.

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