Accession Number:

AD0744827

Title:

Long-Line Loiter

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Several free-fall and circling-line techniques have been studied by the Flight Environments Branch. These techniques enable a fixed-wing aircraft to remotely place and retrieve objects above or on the ground at near zero velocity. Such maneuvers introduce new concepts in performing selected communication, supply, rescue, reconnaissance and strike missions. A single airborne system having high-velocity and zero-velocity components can fly unique missions that neither a fixed-wing aircraft, nor a helicopter are capable of flying.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE