Contrails
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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Determination of Thermal and Mechanical Loadings on Aerospace Vehicles, Volume I.

Author(s): Makemson, Richard L. and Beaumont, Saul S.
Corporate Author: Republic Aviation Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-852 Volume 1
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State of the Art for V/STO Control Display


Corporate Author: Lear Siegler, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4167
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Pressure Measurements For Mach 8 Flows Over Expansion Corners And Ramps On An Internally Cooled Model. Part I. Expansion Corner Flows. Part Of An Investigation Of Hypersonic Flow Separation And Control Characteristics

Author(s): Louis G. Kaufman II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp Bethpage N Y
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4044 Part 1
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Flows Ahead of Ramps Part III: Mach 8 Pressure Data for Flows Ahead of Ramps: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-12
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-679 Part 3
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Functional Capability of Neuromime Networks for Use in Attitude Stabilization Systems

Author(s): R. J. Lee; R. F. Snyder
Corporate Author: Adaptronics, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-549
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Pressure Measurements for Mach Five Flows Over a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration with Aerodynamic Controls: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Louis G. Kaufman II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineerign Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-01
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4239
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Six-Degree-of-Freedom Flight Path Study Generalized Computer Program: Part II, Volume 2 - User's Manual for Part I, Volume 2

Author(s): J. L. Harris, J. A. Shilling and R. F. Vorwald
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-1 Part 2 Volume 2
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Development of an Advanced Digital Adaptive Flight Control System

Author(s): J. Zaborszky, W. J. Luedde, R. L. Berger, J. B. Berger and M. A. Madonna
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-115
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Thermal Response in Sandwich Panels

Author(s): P. Kendall
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-135
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part III - Elliptic-Conical Wing in Linearized Unsteady Transonic Flow

Author(s): E. Albano; L. V. Andrew
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 3
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Dynamics of Shell-Like Lifting Bodies: Part I. The Analytical Investigation

Author(s): F. C. Hung
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-17 Part 1
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A Study of Time-Optimal Rendezvous in Three Dimensions, Volume I

Author(s): B. H. Paiewonsky and P. J. Woodrow
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Associates of Princeton, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-20 Volume 1
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Approximate Methods of Simulating Random Noise with Pure Tone Sources

Author(s): C. C. Thiel
Corporate Author: General Technology Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-131
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Time Based Analysis of Control Activities and Information Requirements for V/STOL

Author(s): Clarence A. Semple; Ronald W. Schwartz
Corporate Author: Bunker-Ramo Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-193
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Hypersonic Flows over Expansion Corners and Ahead of Ramps. Part IV: Mach 8 Heat Transfer Data for Flows Ahead of Ramps: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Coporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-679 Part 4
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Pressure Measurements For Mach Five Flows Over Winged Re-Entry Configurations With Aerodynamic Controls. Part II. Conical Cabin Configuration

Author(s): Kaufman,Louis G., II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp Bethpage N Y
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-02
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4179 Part 2
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Air Cushion Landing Gear Feasibility Study

Author(s): T. Desmond Earl
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-32
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation Part I - Basic Report

Author(s): D. Ladd; H. Ulery, Jr.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 1
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EASY-ACIS Dynamic Analysis. Volume III. Description of Simulations

Author(s): M. K. Wahi; P. R. Perkins; J. R. Kilner
Corporate Author: Boeing Military Airplane Development
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1979-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3105 Volume III
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New Remotely Piloted Vehicle Launch and Recovery Concepts - Computer Program Listings

Author(s): S. J. Baumgartner; J. G. Brister; V. K. Rajpaul; R. F. Yurczyk
Corporate Author: Boeing Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1979-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3069 Volume II
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MAGIC: An Automated General Purpose System for Structural Analysis: Volume I: Engineer's Manual

Author(s): Robert H. Mallett; Stephen Jordan
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-56 Volume I
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Preliminary Design Study for an Advanced Fighter Type In-Flight Simulator

Author(s): J. T. Gallagher; I. Saworotnow; R. J. Seemann
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-149
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Combat Optimization and Analysis Program - COAP Volume III: Programmer's Manual

Author(s): D. S. Hague; R. T. Jones; C. R. Glatt
Corporate Author: Aerophysics Research Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-52 Volume III
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An Assessment of the "Paper Pilot" - An Analytical Approach to the Specification and Evaluation of Flying Qualities

Author(s): Gary L. Teper
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-174
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Fighter Technology Demonstrator Precursor Analysis and Test: Volume I. Baseline Development and Technology Identification

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-112 Volume 1
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation: Volume II Design Compendium

Author(s): J. Herbert, Jr.; E. S. Levinsky; J. C. Ramsey; E. C. Laudeman; H. G. Altman; L. G. Barbee
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-21 Volume 2
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation: Volume I Configuration Definition

Author(s): J. Herbert, et al
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-21 Volume 1
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Methods for Predicting the Aerodynamic and Stability and Control Characteristics of STOL Aircraft. Volume I. Basic Theoretical Methods.

Author(s): M. I. Goldhammer; M. L. Lopez; C. C. Shen
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-146 Volume 1
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Development of an Empirically Based Computer Program to Predict the Aerodynamic Characteristics of Aircraft Volume II. Program User Guide

Author(s): Roy T. Schemensky
Corporate Author: General Dynamics
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-144 Volume II
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Integration of Air Cushion Landing System Technology into the JINDIVIK Remotely Piloted Vehicle

Author(s): A. J. P. Lloyd; J. J. McAvoy; V. K. Rajpaul
Corporate Author: Boeing Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1978-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 77-21
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Design of Linear Flight Control Systems Using Optimal Control Theory

Author(s): E. G. Rynaski, P. A. Reynolds and W. H. Shed
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-376
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Design Methods for Specifying Handling Qualities for Control Configured Vehicles: Volume I Technical Discussion

Author(s): Brulle, R. V. and D. C. Anderson
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-73-142 Volume I
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Design Method for Fully Augmented Systems for Variable Flight Conditions

Author(s): VanDierendonck, Albert J.
Corporate Author: Honeywell, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-01
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-71-152
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A Theory for Longitudinal Short-Period Pilot Induced Oscillations

Author(s): Smith, Ralph H.
Corporate Author: Systems Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1977-06
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-77-57
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Ejector Blown Lift/Cruise Flap Wind Tunnel Investigation

Author(s): Rodney L. Clark
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-132
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Proceedings of the Third Conference on Matrix Methods in Structural Mechanics: Proceedings of the Conference held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 19-21 October 1971

Author(s): Technical Editors: R. M. Bader, L. Berke, R. O. Meitz, Lt Col, USAF, W. J. Mykytow, M. R. Shirk
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Air Force Systems Command and Air Force Institute of Technology Air University
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-160
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Adhesive Property Phenomena and Test Techniques

Author(s): Ronald F. Zabora, W. W. Clinton and J. K. Bell
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-68
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Cobat Optimization and Analysis Program - COAP: Volume II: Program User's Manual

Author(s): D. S. Hague, R. T. Jones, and C. R. Glatt
Corporate Author: Aerophysics Research Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-52 Volume II
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Cracks, A Fortran IV Digital Computer Program for Crack Propagation Analysis

Author(s): Robert M. Engle
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Structures Division
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-107
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A New Approach to the Specification and Evaluation of Flying Qualities

Author(s): Ronald O. Anderson
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 69-120
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New Developments in Scanning Beam Landing Guidance Systems

Author(s): George B. Litchford
Corporate Author: Litchford Systems
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 69-107
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In-Flight Investigation of Longitudinal Short-Period Handling Characteristics of Wheel-Controlled Airplanes

Author(s): G. Warren Hall
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-91
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A Management Technique for In-House Research Programs

Author(s): T. J. Baker
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-01
Report Number: AFFDL MR 70-1
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Development of High Contrast Electroluminescent Displays

Author(s): Sidney V. Petertyl, Dr. Paul R. Fuller, Chester A. Wysocki, et al.
Corporate Author: Instrument Division, Lear Siegler, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-183
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Development of Improved Structural Dynamic Analysis: Volume I: General Survey

Author(s): C. W. Coale & K. J. Forsberg
Corporate Author: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-187 Volume I
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Development of Improved Dynamic Analysis: Volume II: Computer Graphics

Author(s): K. J. Forsberg & S. K. Ferriera
Corporate Author: Lockheed Missiles & Space
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-187 Volume II
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Format-Fortran Matrix Abstraction Technique: Volume V Supplement II: Engineering User and Technical Report-Extended

Author(s): J. Pickard
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-207 Volume V Supplement II
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Format-Fortran Matrix Abstraction Technique: Volume II - Supplement IV: Description of Digital Computer Program-Extended

Author(s): L. Chahinian & S. H. Miyawaki
Corporate Author: Doulgas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-207 Volume II Supplement IV
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A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of the Free Piston Cycle

Author(s): Burton G. Humphrey, Jr., Sergio Panunzio and Oscar Pinkus
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-204
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Synthesis of Flight Control Systems Subject to Vehicle Parameter Variations

Author(s): Eliezer Kreindler
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-209
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