Limited Evaluation of Handling Qualities for a Supersonic Tailless Air Vehicle (Project HAVE STAV)
Final technical information memorandum, 10-13 Sep 2007
TEST WING ( 412TH) EDWARDS AFB CA
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This report presents the results of Project HAVE STAV, a limited evaluation of the handling qualities for a Supersonic Tailless Air Vehicle STAV. This test program used the Calspan-operated Total In-Flight Simulator to test the powered approach handling qualities of a Northrop Grumman STAV model. The test team developed an optimized control system prior to flight testing. The handling qualities were determined using the STAV model coupled with either the baseline or optimized control system. The USAF Test Pilot School, Class 07A, conducted six flight test sorties totaling ten hours at Niagara Falls International Airport, New York, from 10 to 13 Sep 2007. Flight testing included a series of precision and lateral offset landing tasks, which were accomplished at different crosswind conditions. All test objectives were met.
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