Accession Number : ADA244869


Title :   Aircraft Ship Operations (Le Couple Aeronef-Navire dan les Operations)


Descriptive Note : AGARD conference proceedings


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a244869.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 340


Abstract : The interest in the use of shipborne aircraft is widespread among NATO countries. Major weapons systems like aircraft carriers with conventional fixed-wing aircraft, VSTOL aircraft or helicopters embarked, are operated by the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain. Nearly all NATO countries employ various classes of smaller ships as helicopter platforms for amphibious assault, anti-submarine warfare or search and rescue. The deployment of aircraft on board ships presents unusual and difficult technical and operational problems. Considering the multi-national interest in aircraft/ship operations it was considered meaningful and timely for the Flight Mechanics Panel to sponsor a symposium on this topic. This symposium considered problems of mutual interest connected with fixed and rotary wing aircraft operations from ships, and the application of new technology to enhance such operations. The Symposium reviewed and assessed the current problems and possible future progress in: (1) The ship environment in terms of wind, temperature, precipitation, turbulence and deck motion; (2) Guidance, Controls and Displays, primarily in the approach and landing phase; (3) Flight Test and Simulation Techniques; (4) Launch, Recovery and Handling Systems Developments; (5) Operational/Pilot Views; and (6) Future Developments.


Descriptors :   *NATO , FLIGHT TESTING , METHODOLOGY , SHIPS , UNITED STATES , SYMPOSIA , ENVIRONMENTS , AIRCRAFT , WEAPON SYSTEMS , PANELS , ASSAULT , RESCUES , AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , PILOTS , WIND , MOTION , TURBULENCE , MECHANICS , PRECIPITATION , HELICOPTERS , FLIGHT , PLATFORMS , FRANCE , SHIPBOARD , AIRCRAFT CARRIERS , ITALY , SPAIN , HANDLING , FIXED WING AIRCRAFT , ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE , ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT , VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT , LANDING , SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT , UNITED KINGDOM , SIMULATION


Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Aircraft
      Marine Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE