DESIGN APPROACH TO COMMERCIAL ROTOR VTOL

Recent developments have extended rotor VTOL into the high-performance category required for economic inter-city operations. This has been achieved through: (1) advances in propulsion and structures technology; (2) increased knowledge of the behavior of rotor systems; (3) experimental and simulator investigations of unloaded, tilting, stoppable and stowable rotors, and rotor/wings and (4) design investigations indicating high probability of economical payload-fractions for mission profiles of interest. This technological base is examined and the candidate rotor VTOL configurations which it makes available are identified and analyzed. The applicable time-frame is determined and preliminary design requirements are derived. The candidate configurations and their variants are analyzed on a comparative basis against this set of preliminary requirements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Technical Information Service, 750 Third Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Katzenberger, E F
  • Publication Date: 1967-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 67-410
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM