1260. Subsonic V/STOL Concepts With Emphasis on Weight Effects


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J D Louthan, R S St. John: 1260. Subsonic V/STOL Concepts With Emphasis on Weight Effects. 1978.



This paper emphasizes weight effects associated with propulsion system cycle and design parameters, multi-mission commonality and advanced materials usage. Vought’s V-530 Tandem Fan concept is used as the comparison basis.
Technology developments shown to be key to V/STOL Type A system development include:
– Extensive application potential for advanced composite structural components throughout the airframe and in selected propulsion system components.
– Lift/cruise fan technology for both thrust and vehicle control.
– Avionics technology developments in Large Scale Integrated Circuitry, conformal antennas and information processing.


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