Accession Number : ADA223805


Title :   Aerospace Technology: Technical Data and Information on Foreign Test Facilities


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a223805.pdf


Report Date : 22 Jun 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 588


Abstract : We reviewed investment in foreign aerospace vehicle research and technological development efforts. This report provides technical data and information on foreign aerospace test facilities (wind tunnels and air-breathing propulsion test cells) and their capabilities. This report is the first in a planned series of reports on aerospace investment in foreign countries. Appendix I includes an explanation of the facility data sheets (a summary of each individual facility's performance characteristics and cost information, as well as narrative statements describing the facility's technical capabilities and research or test programs currently being conducted); a description of wind tunnels or air-breathing propulsion test cells; a quick reference to facilities by country; and our objectives scope, and methodology. Appendix II provides a definition and explanation of each data element used in this report. Appendixes III through X contain individual facility data sheets by country and photographs, schematic drawings, and/or schematic diagrams of the facility's layout, where available. Appendix XI contains a list of facility installation addresses. A glossary of technical terms appears at the end of this report.


Descriptors :   *WIND TUNNELS , *TEST FACILITIES , *AEROSPACE SYSTEMS , FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY , FOREIGN , INVESTMENTS , COST ANALYSIS , AEROSPACE CRAFT , SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS , DICTIONARIES , GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION , NATIONS , AIR BREATHING ENGINES(UNCONVENTIONAL) , TEST AND EVALUATION , DATA BASES


Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Research and Experimental Aircraft
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE