Accession Number:

AD0658211

Title:

EVALUATION OF LATERAL-DIRECTIONAL HANDLING QUALITIES OF PILOTED RE-ENTRY VEHICLES UTILIZING FIXED-BASE IN-FLIGHT EVALUATIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Contractor rept.,

Corporate Author:

CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

191.0

Abstract:

Three different groups of lateral-directional flight characteristics were investigated and the results are presented in three parts. Part I evaluation configurations were selected from a previous re-entry vehicle evaluation program Part II configurations were based on a general lateral-directional handling qualities investigation and Part III configurations were directly applicable to lifting body investigations. All of the configurations were evaluated for their suitability to the re-entry mission. The vehicle used for both the fixed-base and in-flight simulations was a three-axis variable stability T-33 airplane. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE