Technical Library - Aerodynamics & Performance

Technical Library

⇒ Aerodynamics and Performance

Air Data
Engine Failure / Reduced Thrust
Field Performance: Takeoff and Landing
Flow Visualization
Ground Effect
Lift and Drag: Climbs and Descents
Other Aerodynamics and Performance
Stall Speeds
Stores Compatibility / Safe Separation
Winds, Turbulence and Wake Vortices

Past Symposia Papers

2021Air Data Basics from An FTE Perspective
2019Flight Test Results of Turning Regressions for Angle of Attack Dependent Air Data Error
2019Blade, An Innovative European Demonstrator
2018Computer Vision Methods for Flow Cone Analysis
2018Decelerating Challenges: F-35A Drag Chute and Icy Runway Testing
2018An Architecture for Store Separation Analysis in Quasi-Real Time using Photogrammetry
2018UH-1Y Wind Envelope Expansion Testing Aboard LPD 19: Plotting a Course for the Future
2017Application of Orbis Method for Static Source Error Testing
2017Dealing with the Wind: Analysis of Turn Regression Airspeed Calibration Technique
2017Steep Approach of Transport Category Aircraft
2016Full Envelope Airspeed Calibration using a Single Turning Acceleration Technique
2016Air Data System Calibration, Enhancements over the Classical Geometrical Approach
2016AT-6C Semi-Prepared Testing Operations
2016Identification of Aerodynamic Model under Ground Effect with Flight Test Data
2016Performance Model Validation for Long-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft using Mach vs CL Test Method
2016Steep Approach - A Practical Guide
2016Stores Compatibility Testing on the T-38C
2015Statistical Pitot-Static Airspeed Calibration using a Turning Acceleration Technique
2015Estimation of Drag Polar in Wide Mach Range from Single Continuous Dynamic Maneuver
2015A Theoretical Review of the EFMA Flight Test Method
2014Inflight Test Results Comparing Parameter Estimation Techniques to Traditional Methods to Determine Static Source Position Error
2013Gulfstream G650 Flight Test Accident
2013F-35B STOVL for USMC
2012F-16D Pacer Aircraft Calibration Methods
2012Flight Test Matrix Options for Simultaneous Identification and Estimation of Mach, Dynamic Pressure, and Pressure Altitude Effects
2012Flight Test Validation of an Analytical Method for Predicting Trailing Cone System Drag Force and Droop Angle
2011Statistical Pitot-static Calibration Technique using Turns and Self Survey Method
2011Anemometric Calibration by Pacer Fly-By
2011The Effects of Aircraft Acceleration and Deceleration on Static Source Error Corrections
2011EMB-500 Anti-Icing Fluids Flight Test Campaign
2011Store Separation Trajectory Analysis - Practice and Lessons Learned
2010Developmental Testing of a Pacer Aircraft Equipped with a Trailing Cone System
2010Error Analysis and Design of Experiments Comparison of Pitot-static Calibration Techniques
2009Methodology for the optimization of the Fly-Away maneuver in case of engine failure during HOGE Operations
2009Application of Non-Intrusive Optical Methods for In-Flight Flow Visualisation
2009Flight Test Validation of the RQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk Aerodynamic and Propulsive Models
2008Sailplane Aerotow Takeoff Performance Evaluation Through Model Validation
2008Aircraft Stall-Speed Determination Using Stochastic Filtering
2006Flight Testing Smart Probes
2006An Overview of Field Performance on Gravel Runways
2006Dive Planning and Energy Management Techniques for Negative Ps Test Points
2005Lateral Dispense of Infrared (IR) Decoys from the F-16 Pylon Integrated Dispenser System (PIDS)
2005USAF Store Separation Flight Test Lessons Learned: Limitations of Modern Tools and Applications
2004Calibrating Air Data Systems Using GPS Technology
2004Steep Approach Certification - The EMBRAER ERJ-135 and ERJ-135BJ Legacy Experience
2004Beware of Raptors with open doors: The F/A-22 Safe Separations Program
2003Waterboy Wet Runway Performance Testing - An Operations Point of View
2003Airborne Wake Avoidance and Visualization Experiment: Evaluating a Wake Vortex Display
2002Engine-Inoperative Climb Certification Testing Using an Inertial Method
2002Downwind Turns - The Final Answer; and Other Wind Myths
2002Use of Virtual Store Separation Computer Simulation During the Mixed Store Separation Evaluation on the US Navy FA-18 Aircraft
2002Dynamic Interface Testing of Joint Venture (HSV-X1)
2001The Optimization Problem of Flight Aerodynamic Experiments: Cargo Transport Aircraft
2001Level Flight Performance - An Engineer's Guide
2001Quick Photogrammetric Separation Analysis for the Gripen Test Program
2000A New Store Separation Test Method - Status Update
2000Innovations of the SUU-25F/A Flare Dispenser Pod Flight Test Program on the U.S. Navy F/A-18A Aircraft
1999Harrier II Short Take-Off Performance - Improving the Jump Jet's Jump
1999Vmu Testing
1999Successful Determination of F/A-18E In-Flight Lift and Drag
1999Turning Down Wind? Don't Lose the Axis!!
1999Airborne Separation Video System Government Suitability Test
1999All Integrated Nose Boom for Wind and Turbulence Measurement
1998Pitot-Static Calibrations Using a GPS Multi-Track Method
1998Improving Category A Performance of Helicopters
1997Use of GPS for an Altitude Reference Source for Ai r Data Testing
1997A Validation of DGPS as an Autoland Verification System
1997Landing Experiment and Ground Effects Estimation of Unmanned Reentry Vehicle
1997Store Separation Film Analysis Using a Maximum Likelihood Estimator
1996A Low-Cost Method for Generating Takeoff Ground Roll Charts from Flight Test Data
1996Evaluation of a GPS Sensor for Runway Performance Tests
1996SEEK EAGLE F-15E Mixed Loads Certification
1996A New Store Separation Test Method
1995A GPS Aided Altitude Reference Source for Air Data Testing
1995Flight Test Techniques for Weapon/Store Release Trajectory Analysis
1994F-14A/B Air-To-Ground Weapons Separation Program
1993Take-Off and Landing Trajectory Measurement with On-Board Accelerometers
1993Flight Testing the GII Executive Jet for Improved Performance and Appearance
1992On the Flight Test Methods of In-Flight Performance of Aircraft
1992Single Camera Store Separation
1991United States Navy Ski Jump Experience and Future Applications
1991An Enhanced Method for Reducing Power-On Lift Coefficient Data to Power-Off for Multi-Engine Propeller Aircraft
1990X-29 High Angle-of-Attack Flight Test Air Data Comparisons of an Inertial Navigation System and Nose boom Probe
1990AV-8B V/STOL Performance Analysis
1989Position Error Calibration of a Pressure Survey Aircraft Using a Trailing Cone
1989AV-8B Shipboard Ski Jump Evaluation
1989Use of Onboard Data for Takeoff Performance Determination
1988Powered Lift Aircraft Take Off Climb Performance with One Engine Inoperative
1988Research and Application of a New Kind of Measurement Technology of Take-Off and Landing Performance
1987Modeling V/STOL Takeoff Performance
1987Military Aircraft Testing Techniques for Sub-Standard Runway Operations
1987Store Trajectory Film Analysis and Mathematical Modeling Techniques
1986Application of the Hydraulic Analogy to Understand an In-Flight Total Temperature Anomaly
1985The Ground Effects of a Powered-Lift STOL Aircraft During Landing Approach
1985Angle-of-Attack Estimation for Analysis of CAT Encounters
1985The INS Wind Calibration in Climb Algorithm
1984Economical In-Flight Calibration of Air Data Sensors Using Inertial Navigation Units as Reference
1984Conventional Takeoff and Landing Airplane Ski Jump Evaluation
1984Further Development in Stores Separation Data Acquisition and Reduction
1983Noseboom Position Error Prediction Database Update
1983Conventional Takeoff and Landing Airplane Ski Jump Evaluation
1983Development and Qualification Testing of S-76 Helicopter Takeoff and Landing Procedures for Reduced Field Length
1983Takeoff Performance Data Using Onboard Instrumentation
1983The Use of Oil for In-Flight Flow Visualization
1983In-Flight Flow Visualization; A Fluid Approach
1982A Technique for Determining Powered-Lift STOL Aircraft Performance at Sea Level from Flight Data Taken at Altitude
1982Analysis of the Nature and Cause of Turbulence Upset Using Airline Flight Records
1981Airspeed Calibrations on a Stretch YC-141B Aircraft
1981Flight Test and Predicted Pressure Data Comparison on Aircraft Modifications
1980Analysis of Flight Test Measurements in Ground Effect
1980Performance Flight Test Evaluation of the Ball-Bar toe JW-1 Jetwing STOL Research Aircraft
1980Determining Performance Parameters of General Aviation Aircraft
1979The Circulation Control Wing
1979Helicopter Crash Position Indicator Flight Trials
1979Aircraft Motion Analysis Using Limited Flight and Radar Data
1978Evaluation of the Radar Altimeter Reference Method for Determining Altitude System Position Errors
1978ARIA Takeoff Performance Flight Test Program
1978Separation Testing of Large Weapons From the B-1 Bomber
1977YC-15 STOL Performance Flight Test Methods
1977Flight-Test Measurements of Ground Effect - STOL Airplanes
1977A New Analysis Method for Determination of FAA Stall Speed
1977The Effects of Atmospheric Wind Gradients on the Motion of V/STOL Aircraft Near the Ground
1976An Electronic Method for Measuring Takeoff and Landing Distances
1976B-1 Flight Test Data Logistics for Analysis of Aircraft Performance
1975Status of the Air Cushion Landing System Flight Test Program
1975Model 737 Advanced Low-Pressure Tire Gravel Runway Certification Program
1974Developing STOL Operational Criteria
1974High Sink-Rate Landing Testing of Navy Aircraft
1974Monitoring the Movement of Wake Vortices at Kennedy and Stapleton Airports
1974Results of Full-Scale Vortex Attenuation Flight Experiments
1973Performance Considerations for Terrain Following F light
1973The Shock Adjust Concept - A New Method for Improved Supersonic Air Data Sensing?
1970Computer Aided Analysis of Low Altitude Atmospheric Turbulence