AN EVALUATION OF NASA'S PROGRAM FOR ADVANCING ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY
NASA'S program for rotorcraft research is reviewed and it is noted that it is important that NASA establish what research and technology are required for advancing the state-of-the-art for rotorcraft in the next two decades and an attempt should be made to place some priorities on those requirements. NASA should also suggest the allocation of resources among the requirements. It is considered important that NASA conduct systems analysis studies to identify viable vehicle concepts and define systems needs in order to provide direction and focus for the research effort on a continuing basis. NASA should also perform flight testing as a means for better understanding of fundamental problems and to provide guidance for the basic research program. The recommendations for program priorities are listed, and comments are made on specific NASA questions.
Aeronautics and Space Engineering BoardNational Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States 20418
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Design methods; Helicopters; Noise control; Technology assessment; Technology transfer; Tiltrotor aircraft
- Identifier Terms: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fly by wire; Noise reduction
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Education and Training;
- Accession Number: 00196489
- Record Type: Publication
- Contract Numbers: NASW 2342
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM