Dynamic Scaling of Prototypes Using Radius of Gyration Method: Theory, Laboratory and Flight Tests.
Final rept. 1 Aug-20 Dec 91,
TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA JET PROPULSION LAB
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The potential introduction of new Post-Stall PST, air-to-air and air-to-ground maneuvers and tactics via thrust-vectoring control TVC may dramatically increase fighter-aircraft performance at low subsonic speeds. TVC is now expected to double or triple maximum nose turning rates, especially under nonconventional, rapid, rigid-body-type-rotationstranslations, or during PST-updown whippings. It is also expected to expand flight envelopes beyond conventional limits, reduce signatures, improve STOL capabilities and enhance safety margins, especially at takeoff and landing and in the prevention or recovery from any spin situation. This interim Progress Report deals with the generation of such data for future USAF PST-TVF-16S.