VERTICLE/SHORT TAKEOFF AND LANDING (V/STOL) STABILITY AND CONTROL IN GROUND EFFECTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$406,967.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1990
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
8788
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ksa Technology
5689 Plum Orchard Dr, Columbus, OH, 43213
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 V R Stewart
 (614) 866-4480
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
IN HOVER THE JET STEAMS FROM A V/STOL AIRCRAFT IMPINGE ON THE GROUND AND SPREAD OUT FROM THE IMPINGEMENT POINT IN RADICALLY FLOWING WALL JETS WITH FOUNTAIN FLOWS BETWEEN THE JETS WHERE THE WALL JETS MEET. THE FOUNTAIN FLOWS TEND TO PRODUCE A LIFTING FORCE BUT THE WALL JET ENTRAINMENT CAUSES AN OPPOSING LIFT LOSS OF SUCKDOWN. AT FORWARD SPEED, AS IN STOL OPERATION, THE FORWARD FLOWING WALL JET IS OPPOSED BY THE FREE STREAM AND ROLLED BACK ONTO ITSELF TO FORM A GROUND VORTEX WHICH ALSO INDUCES FORCES AND MOMENTS ON THE AIRCRAFT. OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THESE FLOW FIELDS IS INCOMPLETE AND OUR ABILITY TO ESTIMATE THE FORCES AND MOMENTS INDUCED IS INADEQUATE. THIS PROPOSAL IS SUBMITTED TO DEFINE THE FLOW FIELDS INVOLVED TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE FROM THE EXISTING DATA BASE AND TO RECOMMEND AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO EXPAND THE DATA BASE AND DEVELOP METHODS FOR ESTIMATING THESE INDUCED STABILITY AND CONTROL PARAMETERS.

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