An Aerodynamic Performance Evaluation of the NASA/AMES Research Center Advanced Concepts Flight Simulator.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The results of an aerodynamic performance evaluation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASAAmes Research Center Advanced Concepts Flight Simulator ACFS, conducted in association with the Navy-NASA Joint Institute of Aeronautics, are presented. The ACFS is a full-mission flight simulator which provides an excellent platform for the critical evaluation of emerging flight systems and aircrew performance. The propulsion and flight dynamics models were evaluated using classical flight test techniques. The aerodynamic performance model of the ACFS was found to realistically represent that of current day, medium range transport aircraft. Recommendations are provided to enhance the capabilities of the ACFS to a level forecast for 1995 transport aircraft. The graphical and tabular results of this study will establish a performance section of the ACFS Operations Manual.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods