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The goal of the Contrails project is to help preserve and disseminate the technical record of 20th century aerospace research, highlighting in particular the research endeavors of the Illinois Tech community.

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Revisions to MIL-F-8785B (ASG) Proposed by Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory

Author(s): Chalk, Charles R.
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-41
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Exploratory Investigation of Rapid Crack Propagation and Crack Arrest

Author(s): Shah, R. C.
Corporate Author: Boeing Aersopace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-95
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Two-Dimensional Air Cushion Landing System Peripheral Jet Confirmation Study

Author(s): Rogers, John R.
Corporate Author: Air Force Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-5
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Drop and Static Tests on a Tenth-Scale Model of an Air Cushion Landing System (ACLS)

Author(s): Rodrigues, Anthony
Corporate Author: Air Force Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-46
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Fire and Explosion Manual for Aircraft Accident Investigators

Author(s): Kuchta, Joseph M.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Mines
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-08
Report Number: AFAPL TR 73-74
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Identification and Correlation of the F-4E Stall/Post-Stall Aerodynamic Stability and Control Characteristics from Existing Test Data

Author(s): Eulrich, Bernard J.
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-125
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Development and Evaluation of an Automatic Departure Prevention System and Stall Inhibitor for Fighter Aircraft

Author(s): Chen, Robert T. N.
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-29
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Direct Side Force Control (DSFC) for STOL Crosswind Landings

Author(s): Boothe, Edward M.
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-2
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Design Methods for Specifying Handling Qualities for Control Configured Vehicles: Volume II Mcpilot Program User's Manual

Author(s): Vogt, D. W.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-142 Volume 2
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Flight Simulator Experiments and Analyses in Support of Further Development of MIL-F-83300 - V/STOL Flying Qualities Specification

Author(s): Vinje, Edward W.
Corporate Author: United Aircraft Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-34
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Design, Development, and Flight Test of Multiplexing Hardware for Use in a Fly-by-Wire Flight Control System

Author(s): Mrazek, J. G.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-43
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An Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Hypersonic Viscous Interaction Pressure Effects

Author(s): Sliski, Neil J.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-58
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Structural Mode Effects on Flying Qualities in Turbulence

Author(s): Crother, C. A.
Corporate Author: Los Angeles Aircraft
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-88
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation Volume II, Part I Aerodynamic Technology: Design Compendium, Vectored Thrust/Mechanical Flaps

Author(s): Runciman, William J.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-19 Volume 2 Part 1
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation Volume II, Part II A Lifting Line Analysis Method for Jet-Flapped Wings

Author(s): Davenport, Franklyn J.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-19 Volume 2 Part 2
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation Volume III Takeoff and Landing Performance Ground Rules for Powered Lift STOL Transport Aircraft

Author(s): Davenport, Franklyn J.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-19 Volume 3
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation Volume IV Analysis of Wind Tunnel Data: Vectored Thrust/Mechanical Flaps and Internally Blown Jet Flaps

Author(s): Monk, John R.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-19 Volume 4
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation Volume VI Air Cushion Landing System Study

Author(s): Gardner, Lloyd H.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-19 Volume 6
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation - Externally Blown Flap Volume I Configuration Definition Supplement I Aerodynamic Trades of Flap and Roll Control System

Author(s): Renselaer, D. J.
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 1 Supplement 1
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation - Externally Blown Flap Volume II Design Compendium

Author(s): Roe, M. H.
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 2
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation - Externally Blown Flap Volume III Performance Methods and Takeoff and Landing Rules

Author(s): Renselaer, D. J.
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 3
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation - Externally Blown Flap Volume V Flight Control Technology Part I. Control System Mechanization Trade Studies

Author(s): Phillips, R. W.
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 5 Part 1
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation - Externally Blown Flap Volume V Flight Control Technology Part II Simulation Studies/Flight Control System Validation

Author(s): Campbell, J. E.
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 5 Part 2
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation - Externally Blown Flap Volume V Flight Control Technology Part III Stability and Control Derivative Accuracy Requirements and Effects of Augmentation System Design

Author(s): Elsanker, W. K.
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 5 Part 3
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation - Externally Blown Flap: Volume VI Air Cushion Landing System Trade Study

Author(s): Gustavson, R. G.
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 6
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation: Volume III Performance Ground Rules and Methods Book 1 Takeoff and Landing Ground Rules

Author(s): Laudeman, E. C.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-21 Volume 3 Book 1
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation: Volume III Performance Ground Rules and Methods Book 2 Takeoff and Landing Digital Computer Program

Author(s): Whitney, C. A.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-21 Volume 3 Book 2
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation: Volume V Flight Control Technology

Author(s): Price, E.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-21 Volume 5
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation: Volume IV Wind Tunnel Data Analysis

Author(s): Laudeman, E. C.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-21 Volume 4
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Fighter Technology Demonstrator Precursor Analysis and Test: Volume II - An Experimental Investigation of the Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Fighter Technology Demonstrator Jet Flap Development Model at Low Subsonic Mach Number

Author(s): Panageas, G. N.
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-112 Volume 2
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Methods for Predicting the Aerodynamic and Stability and Control Characteristics of STOL Aircraft: Volume II STOL Aerodynamic Methods Computer Program

Author(s): Goldhammer, M. I.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-146 Volume 2
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Methods for Predicting the Aerodynamic and Stability and Control Characteristics of STOL Aircraft: Volume III Engineering Methods

Author(s): Goldhammer, M. I.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-146 Volume 3
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Recommended Revisions to Selected Portions of MIL-F-8785B (ASG) and Background Data

Author(s): Ashkenas, Irving L.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-76
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The Mark IV Supersonic-Hypersonic Arbitrary Body Program Volume III - Program Listings

Author(s): Gentry, Arvel E.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-159 Volume 3
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Engineering Data on New Aerospace Structural Materials

Author(s): Deel, O. L.
Corporate Author: Battelle Columbus Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1973-06
Report Number: AFML TR 73-114
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The Mark IV Supersonic-Hypersonic Arbitrary-Body Program. Volume II. Program Formulation

Author(s): Gentry, Arvel E.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-159 Volume 2
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The Mark IV Supersonic-Hypersonic Arbitrary-Body Program. Volume I. User's Manual

Author(s): Gentry, Arvel E.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-159 Volume 1
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An Analysis of the Stability and Control Characteristics of an Ejector Wing V/STOL During Transition

Author(s): Kurylowich, George
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-37
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V/STOL Dynamics and Aeroelastic Rotor-Airframe Technology

Author(s): Alexander, H. R.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-40 Volume 1
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Examination of the Voice Command Concept for Application to Air Force Cockpits

Author(s): Reising, John M.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-02-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-108
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In-Flight Simulation of Minimum Longitudinal Stability for Large Delta-Wing Transports in Landing Approach and Touchdown: Volume I: Technical Results

Author(s): Wasserman, Richard
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-143 Volume 1
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In-Flight Simulation of Minimum Longitudinal Stability for Large Delta-Wing Transports in Landing Approach and Touchdown: Volume II: Supporting Technical Data and Analysis

Author(s): Wasserman, Richard
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-143 Volume 2
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Analysis of Data Rate Requirements for Low Visibility Approach with a Scanning Beam Landing Guidance System

Author(s): Dillow, James D.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-177
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The Effect of Ground Proximity on the Lateral/Directional Aerodynamic and Control Characteristics of a Tilt-Wing V/STOL Aircraft at High Lift Coefficients

Author(s): Curtiss, H. C., Jr.
Corporate Author: Princeton University
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-151
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation: Volume VI Air Cushion and Ground Mobility Study

Author(s): Draper, G. T.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-21 Volume 6
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Opening Remarks, Keynote Address and Banquet Address

Author(s): Bader, Robert M.
Date of Publication: 1973-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-160 p. 1-5
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The Role of Design Analysis Systems for Aerospace Structures, and Future Trends

Author(s): Lansing, W.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aerospace Corporation
Date of Publication: 1973-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-160 p. 9-52
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The Boeing SST Prototype Internal Loads Analysis System and Procedures

Author(s): Grisham, A. F.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Date of Publication: 1973-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-160 p. 53-83
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The Matrix Deformation Method of Structural Analysis

Author(s): Denkem P. H.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company , McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Date of Publication: 1973-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-160 p. 85-112
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Finite Element Analysis of Thin-Walled Structures Based on the Modern Engineering Theory of Beams

Author(s): Kawai, T.
Corporate Author: Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
Date of Publication: 1973-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-160 p. 113-148
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