TRACKED AIR CUSHION RESEARCH VEHICLE. VOLUME II. RESEARCH VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT PLAN. PART I-TECHNICAL PLANS
Three major subsystem development tasks are required: (a) Design, build, and test a cushion air control valve; (b) Develop friction and wear data for friction brake facing and skid materials at high speeds; (c) Develop a suitable flexible peripheral jet material. Manufacturing facilities required are 8000 sq ft of shop area with access to detail parts manufacturing, processing, and inspection areas. The GFE required includes a JT8D-9 turbofan, a PLF1A-2 turbofan, the LIM, its turbo-alternator package and power pickups and/or power conditioning equipment. A minimum qualification program has been generated which uses qualified hardware and/or conservative design, reducing the need for testing. Qualification testing is therefore categorized as functional, performance verification, and/or calibration.
- See also Volume 3, PB-183 174.
Grumman Aircraft Corporation,
- Publication Date: 1969-3
- Pagination: 31 p.
- Volume: 2
- Issue Number: Pt 1
- TRT Terms: Intelligent transportation systems; Tracked air cushion vehicles
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00039127
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FSR-ST-5A Final Rpt
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-9-0003
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 24 1972 12:00AM