The Development of Flying Qualities for Lifting Re-Entry Vehicles during Terminal Flight
Final summary rept. Jul 1970-Jun 1971
CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY
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The report summarizes a three-year effort which led to the development of a preliminary specification for the flying qualities of piloted re-entry vehicles during terminal flight. Part of this effort was directed at the preparation of the rationale and backup data upon which the flying qualities requirements are based. The effort included support of the FDL-8 lifting body program at the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory from the standpoint of handling qualities. Some effort was also directed at lifting re-entry dynamics with time dependent coefficients. Recommendations are made on research programs to improve and extend the handling qualities requirements of lifting re-entry vehicles.
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