Aeronautical Structures Technology Study. Annotated Briefing Report
SYSTEM PLANNING CORP ARLINGTON VA
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This document reports on quantitative and qualitative measures of benefit that were developed for use in determining the significance of aeronautical structures technology programs. The measures of benefit were developed for four categories structuresmaterials, manufacturing, ownership, and operational, which represent the total life of an aircraft structure from initial design to final operation and ownership. The study also reports on two conceptual weapon systems, the Advanced Tactical Fighter and the Advanced Concepts Flight Vehicle their operational and technical characteristics were determined for use in the subsequent analysis. The document includes recommendations on new structures technology initiatives that should be pursued for the conceptual weapon systems.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft