Accession Number:

ADA231658

Title:

Aircraft Wake Vortices: An Assessment of the Current Situation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Aug 1990

Corporate Author:

JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

The state of knowledge about aircraft wake vortices in the summer of 1990 is summarized. With the advent of a new FAA wake vortex program, the current situation was assessed by answering five questions 1 What do we know about wake vortices, 2 what dont we know about wake vortices, 3 what are the requirements and limitations for operational systems to solve the wake vortex problems, 4 where do we go from here, and 5 why do we need to collect more wake vortex data.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE