Preliminary Handling Qualities Requirements for Lifting Re-Entry Vehicles during Terminal Flight
Final rept. Jul 1970-Jun 1971
CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY
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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-8785BASG. 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-8785BASG, 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.
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