Accession Number:

ADA614607

Title:

Aircraft/Stores Compatibility, Integration and Separation Testing (Essais de compatibilite, d'integration et de separation des emports sur aeronef)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

186.0

Abstract:

This AGARDograph focuses on aircraftstores compatibility, integration and separation testing issues that have to be executed during the integration of existingnewly developed stores on to existingnew military aircraft. The integration of weapons on aircraft requires evaluation of multiple topics related to different disciplines such as aerodynamics, structures, avionicssoftware maintenance, electro-magnetic interactions, flight test instrumentation, ground and flight tests. In addition to compatibility concerns, the release of a weapon creates issues such as the ability of the specific store to achieve safe separation and the ability of the aircraft structure to withstand the imparted loads during the ejection of store from pylon or launching phase in the presence of aircraft flow field. The number of subjects to cover is increased when the requirements for all the phases of integration process are considered. The execution of integration activities in a correct and complete manner is the solution of these concerns.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft
  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE