ROTOR SYSTEMS RESEARCH AIRCRAFT -- A NEW STEP IN THE TECHNOLOGY AND ROTOR SYSTEM VERIFICATION CYCLE

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the United States Army have jointly contracted for the development of two Rotor Systems Research Aircraft (RSRA). These flight research vehicles are being developed specifically to provide a National Facility with the capabilities necessary for the effective and efficient in-flight test and verification of promising new rotor concepts and supporting technology developments. This paper addresses the capabilities of the RSRA aircraft for potential research programs. Research activities to be conducted on the RSRA are discussed with a review of technological advances anticipated from several advanced rotor concepts.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • AGARD Conference Proceeding No. 233: Rotorcraft Design; Paper presented at Flight Mech Panel Symposium, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, Calfironia, May 16-19, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Advisory Group Aerospace Research and Development

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  • Authors:
    • Huston, R J
    • Jenkins Jr, J L
    • Shipley, J L
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AGARD Paper 18 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM