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Author Platt, J.R.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1986
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Commerce, communications & transportation ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Marine vehicles ♦ Military aircraft ♦ Aerospace control ♦ Testing ♦ Helicopters ♦ Velocity control ♦ Performance evaluation ♦ Availability ♦ Area measurement ♦ Fluid flow measurement
Abstract One of the most demanding aspects of a Navy helicopter pilot's job is landing his aircraft on the flight deck of a pitching, rolling, heaving and yawing ship. The complex airwake velocity field associated with the ship and aircraft interface directly affects the pilot's ability to control the aircraft during takeoff, approach, hover, landing, and deck operations. Dynamic Interface (DI) testing is performed to define safe aircraft operational envelopes; however, not all conditions can be realized within the limited test period and asset/condition availability. In addition, exact wind conditions that affect the aircraft cannot be measured with existing wind sensors. These sensors measure wind in the ship's mast area which does not represent the wind flow field encountered by the aircraft. A means of non-intrusively measuring the appropriate wind data is required. This paper presents an overview of the unique aspects of the ship/aircraft interface, the overall naval DI environment and the sensor requirements for measuring this complex environment.
Description Author affiliation :: J.R. Platt Associates Inc., Princeton, NJ, USA
ISSN 08858985
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1998-02-01
Publisher Place U.S.A.
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number 13
Issue Number 2
Size (in Bytes) 876.34 kB
Page Count 8
Starting Page 26
Ending Page 33


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library