Fundamentals and Methods of High Angle-of-Attack Flying Qualities Research
Final rept. Jan 1987-Jan 1988
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DEPT
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This report is intended for use as a collection and analysis of diverse data gathering, empirical, and analytical approaches to the high angle of attack aircraft stability and control problem as a compendium of several methods of defining aircraft departure and spin susceptibility as a reference for spin definition and spin recovery enhancement as a review of specifications, regulations, and design guides as they pertain to high angle of attack flight and as a medium for expounding where tomorrows high angle of attack investigative attention should focus. The design of safe, effective fighter aircraft in the high angle of attack combat environment is reaching a critical point. Accepted flying qualities design guidelines necessary to establish stability and control requirements must be established to address flight operations in the high angle of attack flight regime. Most of the research to date has focused on aircraft departure. Parameterscriteria to define desired high angle of attack flying qualities in the post-stall region outside the realm of departure are still unanswered.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation