The following project was undertaken as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency Arctic Surface Effect Vehicle Program. A study of the effects of variation of control types, control rates, control size and placement on the large Arctic SEV, along with craft speeds and winds on the high speed maneuvering characteristics of a large Arctic SEV has been conducted. The information obtained in this study has been related to the expected obstacle avoidance capabilities of the vehicle. The method of investigation included use of a three-degree-of-freedom digital computer simulation of the Arctic SEV. The above variations were made in the program, and the results of these variations on craft turning distance and radius, and yaw angle and control time histories were investigated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at AIAA/SNAME/USN Advanced Marine Vehicles Meeting, Annapolis, Maryland, July 17-19, 1972
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Zeitfuss Jr, W
    • Brooks Jr, E N
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00035185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72-600
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1972 12:00AM