Accession Number:

ADA055059

Title:

Aircraft Wake Vortex Characteristics from Data Measured at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 75-Jun 77,

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC HUNTSVILLE ALA HUNTSVILLE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

254.0

Abstract:

Data from 1320 aircraft flybys at Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, New York, in 1975 were processed and stored in a computerized vortex data management system. The data were selectively recalled to determine vortex characteristics pertinent to the design of an effective wake vortex avoidance system. Vortex and meteorological characteristics which are relevant to the design of an effective wake vortex avoidance system are discussed from an analytical viewpoint as well as from an analysis of the data. Several formulations for feedback of vortex sensor information to provide vortex prediction are presented. Several wake vortex avoidance system designs are shown. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Meteorology
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE