Accession Number : AD0731563


Title :   Preliminary Handling Qualities Requirements for Lifting Re-Entry Vehicles during Terminal Flight


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 1970-Jun 1971


Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY


Personal Author(s) : DiFranco, Dante A ; Mitchell, John F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/731563.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1971


Pagination or Media Count : 250


Abstract : Preliminary handling qualities requirements for lifting re-entry vehicles during terminal flight at low supersonic, transonic, and subsonic speeds are presented and discussed. Included are a preliminary draft of a flying qualities specification for piloted re-entry vehicles and the rationale and backup data upon which the flying qualities requirements are based. Many of the requirements were adapted from, or are similar to, the requirements for piloted airplanes presented in the latest revision of the flying qualities specification for military airplanes, MIL-F-8785B(ASG). Some requirements that are new and unique to lifting re-entry vehicles have been added. The format of the specification is similar to that of MIL-F-8785B(ASG), therefore, comparison of flying qualities requirements of lifting re-entry vehicles and airplanes is facilitated. These flying qualities requirements are preliminary and subject to revisions based on future research and additional discussions with interested contractors and government agencies.


Descriptors :   *DESCENT TRAJECTORIES , *LIFTING REENTRY VEHICLES , SPECIFICATIONS , ANGLE OF ATTACK , AERONAUTICS , AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS , QUALITY CONTROL , METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA , FLIGHT PATHS , MANNED SPACECRAFT , PRESSURE PATTERN FLIGHT , NONPOWERED FLIGHT , RENDEZVOUS SPACECRAFT , ATMOSPHERE ENTRY , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
      Manned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE