Accession Number:

ADA065169

Title:

Conceptual Design Study of Air Bearing/Suction Hold-Down Devices for Vertical Landing Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

SAN DIEGO AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING INC CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-03-21

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

Advanced aircraftship interface concepts are needed to improve air operations aboard existing and future small air capable ships. This study is a synthesis and evaluation of air bearingsuction hold-down device concepts for automatically securing vertical landing aircraft to moving ship decks during launch, recovery and traversing operations. Specifically, the feasibility of conceptual hold-down devices is analyzed based on system installation factors size, weight and power, performance and development risk. The analysis resulted in a recommendation for further evaluation of a base line rigid skirt hold-down system.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE