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Integrated Information Presentation and Control System Study. Volume III. Degraded Mode Analysis.

Author(s): Premselaar, S. J.; Hatcher, J. G.; Richardson, R. L.; Kinnamen, R. L.; Smith, W. D.
Corporate Author: Boeing Co Seattle Wash Military Aircraft Systems Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-79 Volume 3
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The "Paper Pilot" - A Digital Computer Program to Predict Pilot Rating for the Hover Task

Author(s): James D. Dillow
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboartory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboartory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-40
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Investigation of Measuring System Requirements for Instrument Low Visibility Approach

Author(s): Dunstan Graham; Warren F. Clement; Lee Gregor Hofmann
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboartory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-102
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A Design Procedure and Handling-Quality Criteria for Lateral-Directional Flight Control Systems

Author(s): Gunter Stein; Allen H. Henke
Corporate Author: Honeywell, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboartory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-152
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Validation of the Flying Qualities of MIL-F-008785A

Author(s): C. C. Brady; J. Hodgkinson
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-155
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Background Information and User Guide for MIL-F-83300-Military Specification - Flying Qualities of Piloted V/STOL Aircraft

Author(s): Charles R. Chalk; David L. Key; John Kroll, Jr.; Richard Wasserman; Robert C. Radford
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-88
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A Theoretical Investigation of a Circular Lifting Jet in a Cross-Flowing Mainstream

Author(s): J. E. Hackett; H. R. Miller
Corporate Author: Lockheed-Georgia Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-170
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Precision Attitude Control of Symmetric Spinning Bodies

Author(s): Lorell, Kenneth R.; Lange, Benjamin
Corporate Author: Stanford University Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Laboratory: Air Force Avionics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1971
Report Number: AFAL TR 71-224
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Doppler Aided Strapdown Inertial Flight Test Program - 1971

Author(s): Pearson, Vance H.; Cleary, Richard E.; Hargrove, Leonard O.
Corporate Author: Honneywell Inc, St. Petersburg, Florida
Laboratory: Air Force Avionic Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1971
Report Number: AFAL TR 71-368
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Solid Lubricated Bearing Technology. Part I. Solid Lubricated High Speed Ball Bearing

Author(s): Boes, D. J.
Corporate Author: Wetinghouse Research Labs, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1971
Report Number: AFAPL TR 71-69 Part 1
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Study of Folding Proprotor VTOL Aircraft Dynamics. Volume I. Analytical Methods.

Author(s): Yen, Jing G.; Weber, Gottfried E.; Gaffey, Troy M.
Corporate Author: Bell Helicpter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-7 Volume 1
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Statistical Analysis of LO-LOCAT Turbulence Data for Use in the Development of Revised Gust Criteria

Author(s): McCloskey, John W.; Luers, James K,; Ryan, John P.; Engler, Nicholas A.
Corporate Author: Dayton University Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-29
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Theory of an Air Cushion Landing System for Aircraft

Author(s): Digges, Kennerly H.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-50
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Design Studies and Model Tests of the Stowed Tilt Rotor Concept. Volume II. Component Design Studies.

Author(s): Fry, Bernard L.
Corporate Author: Boeing Vertol Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 2
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New Techniques in Nondestructive Testing (Exo-Electron Emission Phase). Part I.


Date of Publication: 12/1/1971
Report Number: AFML TR 71-140
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AFML Torsional Split Hopkinson Bar


Date of Publication: 7/1/1971
Report Number: AFML TR 71-145
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Development of a High Speed Biaxial Testing Machine


Date of Publication: 7/1/1971
Report Number: AFML TR 71-149
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Fine Subgrain Structure Adjacent to Fatigue Cracks


Date of Publication: 10/1/1971
Report Number: AFML TR 71-211
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Eddy Current Inspection of Turbine Blades


Date of Publication: 10/1/1971
Report Number: AFML TR 70-266
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Flammability and Heat Transfer Characteristics of PBI Fabric


Date of Publication: 1/1/1971
Report Number: AFML TR 70-267
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Study of Deformation and Defects Occurrence in Advanced Forging Technique


Date of Publication: 9/1/1971
Report Number: AFML TR 71-69
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Failure Mechanism of Attitude Control System Valve in Chlorine Pentafluoride Service


Date of Publication: 7/1/1971
Report Number: AFML TR 71-94
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Comparison of Major Forging Systems

Author(s): Frank N. Lake; Donald J. Moracz
Corporate Author: TRW Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1971
Report Number: AFML TR 71-112
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Investigation of Pilots' Tracking Capability Using a Roll Command Display

Author(s): Richard Gieselhart; Joseph K. Jarboe; Paul T. Kemmerling
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Systems Division
Laboratory: Aeronautical Systems Division
Date of Publication: 12/1/1971
Report Number: ASD TR 71-46
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Survivable Flight Control System Interim Report No. 1 Studies, Analyses and Approach: Supplement for Hydraulic Power and Actuation Studies

Author(s): Gerald E. Amies; Cecil Clark; Charles L. Jones; M. Sheppard Smith
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-20 Supplement 3
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Validation of the Flying Qualities Requirements of MIL-F-8785B (ASG)

Author(s): R. N. Kandalft
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-134
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Total In-Flight Simulator (TIFS) - Preliminary Design Report

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-119
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In-Flight Test Results on Mission-Oriented Cockpit Lighting Requirements

Author(s): C. J. DeBruine; J. R.Milligan
Corporate Author: Lear Siegler, Inc.; North American Rockwell Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-142
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Survivable Flight Control System Interim Report No. 1: Studies, Analyses and Approach

Author(s): David S. Hooker; Rober I. Kisslinger; George R. Smith; M. Sheppard Smyth
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-20
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Survivable Flight Control System Interim Report No. 1 Studies, Analyses, and Approach: Supplement for Control Law Development Studies

Author(s): Robert L. Kisslinger; George J. Vetsch
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboartory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-20 Supplement 2
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Preliminary Handling Qualities Requirements for Lifting Re-Entry Vehicles During Terminal Flight

Author(s): Dante A. Di Franco; John F. Mitchell
Corporate Author: Corenell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboartory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-64
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The Generation of a Military Specification for Flying Qualities of Piloted V/STOL Aircraft - MIKL-F-83300

Author(s): David L. Key
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-23
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Survivable Flight Control System Interim Report No. 1 Studies, Analyses and Approach: Supplement for Control Criteria Studies

Author(s): Robert L. Kisslinger; Michael J. Wendl
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-20 Supplement 1
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Design Studies and Model Tests of the Stowed Tilt Rotor Concept: Volume III - Appendixes

Author(s): Bernard L. Fry
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 3
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Volume IV. Wind Tunnel Test of the Conversion Process of a Folding Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Using a Semispan Unpowered Model: Part I. Analysis and Results

Author(s): John Magee; Robert Taylor
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 4 Part 1
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Volume V. Wind Tunnel Test of a Powered Tilt-Rotor Perfromance Model

Author(s): John P. Magee; Robert B. Taylor; Frank J. McHugh; Nelson Miller; Leon N. DeLarm
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 5
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Volume VI. Wind Tunnel Test of a Powered Tilt-Rotor Dynamic Model on a Simulated Free Flight Suspension System

Author(s): John E. Tomassoni; Robert B. Taylor; Leon N. Delarm; Edward B. Schagrin
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 6
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Volume VII. Wind Tunnel est of the Aerodynamics and Dynamics of Rotor Spinup, Stopping and Folding on a Semispan Folding Tilt-Rotor Model

Author(s): Dirk van Wagensveld; Frank J. McHugh; Leon N. Delarm; Walter L. Lapinski;m John P. Magee
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 7
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Design Studies and Model Tests of the Stowed Tilt Rotor Concept: Volume IX. Value Engineering Report

Author(s): Jaan Liiva; H. J. Rose
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 9
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Analysis of Structural Shells with Transverse Shear Deformation

Author(s): Richard L. Citerley
Corporate Author: Anamet Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-116
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Fabrication and Instrumentation of an Experimental Passive Radiative Infrared Detector Cooler for Spacecraft Applications

Author(s): W. F. Schmidt; H. L. Hillesland; C. A. Zierman
Corporate Author: Philco-Ford Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-125
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Volume IV. Wind Tunnel Test of the Concersion Process of a Folding Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Using a Semispan Unpowered Model: Part II. Blade Stress Analysis, Bench Tests, and Wind Tunnel Model Details

Author(s): John Magee; Robert Taylor
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 4 Part 2
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Method for the Prediction of Performance of STOL High Lift Systems Near Maximum Lift Coefficient

Author(s): Paul T. Bauer
Corporate Author: University of Dayton Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-169
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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: 10/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-149
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Investigation of Measuring System Requirements for Low Visibility Landing

Author(s): Lee Gregor Hofmann; Warren F. Clement; Dunstan Graham; Richard E. Blodgett; Kishor V. Shah
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-151
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Aerodynamic Stability and Control/Wind Tunnel Data Correlation

Author(s): G. R. Casteel
Corporate Author: North American Rockwell Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1971
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-3
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