Aircraft Weight Prediction Capability. Volume 1: Weight Study and Results
Final rept. 1 Jan-30 May 1993
AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This report presents the study results, conclusions and recommendation of the application of various weight prediction methodologies to three modern aircraft that are representative of low observable LO andor advanced technologies. In the continuous effort of the Mass Properties Group of the Flight Systems Engineering Division to improve the correlation of predicted weight to actual weight, this report and the corresponding study are intended to serve as a guide to the strength and weaknesses of current available prediction methodologies, identification of technical areas for which methodology is either lacking or inadequate and recommendations to enhance our capability. Volume 1 of this report documents the background of the study, the weight estimation process of this office, the approach to the study, general results, conclusions, and recommendations to correct deficiencies and improve the Air Force capability. The following volumes will document the methodologies used and the detailed results for the aircraft analyzed.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Numerical Mathematics