Accession Number:

AD0296225

Title:

GEM CONTROL SYSTEMS STUDY

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept., Nov 1961-Nov 1962

Corporate Author:

GARRETT CORP PHOENIX AZ AIRESEARCH MFG DIV

Report Date:

1962-12-07

Pagination or Media Count:

266.0

Abstract:

Study of GEM control systems continued. Six equations of motion were applied to peripheral jet vehicles. Surface effects of normal waves and two- dimensional wake were simulated on flat surfaces. Air moving equipment was simulated. These simulations were considered sufficient for specifying control systems. Control simulations gave the pilots good command of vehicle motion. Pilot read out was insufficient for the pilot to sense motion. Flight tests were made in a test vehicle with various control systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE