Accession Number:

ADA031443

Title:

An Analytical and Experimental Investigation of the Hovering Dynamics of the Aerocrane Hybrid Heavy Lift Vehicle

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ALL AMERICAN ENGINEERING CO WILMINGTON DE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

The results of an analytical and experimental investigation of the hovering dynamics of an AEROCRANE hybrid heavy lift vehicle are discussed and compared. Analytical representations of the hovering aerodynamics and equations of motion are developed and discussed. The experimental program, including flight test of a 0.107 scale Froude model, is discussed. Piloted and unpiloted analog computer simulations of the hovering dynamics are compared with flight test results. The influence of feedback stabilization is investigated and recommendations made for a stabilization system to improve the hovering operation by a remote pilot with limited motion cues. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE