Accession Number:

ADA089483

Title:

Maritime Patrol Airship Study (MPAS)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTERPA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

1980-03-19

Pagination or Media Count:

330.0

Abstract:

The Maritime Patrol Airship Study is an airship system applications study sponsored by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. Eight Major Cost Guard programs are analyzed for cost effective benefits of modern Lighter-Than-Air LTA vehicles. Representative script scenarios are developed for the eight programs based on actual Coast Guard mission experience. The scenarios are then used to size conceptual vehicles. In addition to in-house vehicle analysis, two independent efforts for comparative purposes based on the same scenarios were performed by contractor support.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE