Accession Number:

ADA019163

Title:

A STOL Airworthiness Investigation Using Simulations of Representative STOL Aircraft.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Dec 74,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC MOUNTAIN VIEW CALIF

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

252.0

Abstract:

A simulator study of STOL airworthiness criteria for approach and landing was conducted using a series of different aircraft models. These models were selected to isolate a single parameter or characteristic for evaluation. Specific areas included in the study were an evaluation of speed margins, a flight path margin evaluation, a study of flare and landing technique, the effects of touchdown zone constraints, an evaluation of two different turbulence models, an investigation of flight pathairspeed cross coupling, and a study of the effects of short-term flight path response. This report contains a detailed description of the simulation and the data obtained. These data include performance measures, pilot commentary, and pilot ratings.

Subject Categories:

  • VSTOL

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE