Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) Automated Refueling Simulation Development. Delivery Order 0009: Volume 2 - KC-135
Final rept. 1 Aug 2001-1 Dec 2002
BIHRLE APPLIED RESEARCH INC HAMPTON VA
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An experimental investigation was conducted in the Langley Full Scale Tunnel LFST to collect the data necessary to model the effects of the wake of a KC-135 tanker on the aerodynamics of a similar scale UCAV-like aircraft ICE101 configuration in a refueling scenario. The primary efforts of this task were to measure the aerodynamic forces and moments on the ICE101 model in the presence of the KC-135 wake and then create aerodynamic increments for use in taking and formation simulation. A secondary undertaking was to conduct a flow survey behind the KC-135 model to quantify its wake characteristics.
- Military Aircraft Operations