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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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MAGIC II: An Automated General Purpose System for Structural Analysis. Volume III: Programmer's Manual

Author(s): Gallo, A. Michael
Corporate Author: Bell Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-1 Volume III
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MAGIC II: An Automated General Purpose System for Structural Analysis. Volume I: Engineer's Manual (Addendum)

Author(s): Jordan, Stephen
Corporate Author: Bell Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-1 Volume I
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STOL High-Lift Design Study Volume II. Bibliography

Author(s): May, Fred
Corporate Author: Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-26 Volume II
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STOL High-Lift Design Study Volume I. State-of-the-Art Review of STOL Aerodynamic Technology

Author(s): May, Fred
Corporate Author: Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-26 Volume I
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Aerodynamic Stability and Control/Wind Tunnel Data Correlation

Author(s): Casteel, G. R.
Corporate Author: North American Rockwell Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-3
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Investigation of Measuring System Requirements for Low Visibility Landing

Author(s): Hofmann, Lee Gregor
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-151
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Method for the Prediction of Performance of STOL High Lift Systems Near Maximum Lift Coefficient

Author(s): Bauer, Paul T.
Corporate Author: University of Dayton Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-169
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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): Magee, John
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 4 Part 2
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Fabrication and Instrumentation of an Experimental Passive Radiative Infrared Detector Cooler for Spacecraft Applications

Author(s): Schmidt, W. F.
Corporate Author: Philco-Ford Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-125
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Analysis of Structural Shells with Transverse Shear Deformation

Author(s): Citerley, Richard L.
Corporate Author: Anamet Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-116
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Design Studies and Model Tests of the Stowed Tilt Rotor Concept: Volume IX. Value Engineering Report

Author(s): Liiva, Jaan
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 9
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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): van Wagensveld, Dirk
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 7
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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): Tomassoni, John E.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 6
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Volume V. Wind Tunnel Test of a Powered Tilt-Rotor Perfromance Model

Author(s): Magee, John P.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 5
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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): Magee, John
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 4 Part 1
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Design Studies and Model Tests of the Stowed Tilt Rotor Concept: Volume III - Appendixes

Author(s): Fry, Bernard L.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 3
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Survivable Flight Control System Interim Report No. 1 Studies, Analyses and Approach: Supplement for Control Criteria Studies

Author(s): Kisslinger, Robert L.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-20 Supplement 1
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The Generation of a Military Specification for Flying Qualities of Piloted V/STOL Aircraft - MIKL-F-83300

Author(s): Key, David L.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-23
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Preliminary Handling Qualities Requirements for Lifting Re-Entry Vehicles During Terminal Flight

Author(s): Di Franco, Dante A.
Corporate Author: Corenell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-64
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Survivable Flight Control System Interim Report No. 1 Studies, Analyses, and Approach: Supplement for Control Law Development Studies

Author(s): Kisslinger, Robert L.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-20 Supplement 2
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Survivable Flight Control System Interim Report No. 1: Studies, Analyses and Approach

Author(s): Hooker, David S.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-20
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In-Flight Test Results on Mission-Oriented Cockpit Lighting Requirements

Author(s): DeBruine, C. J.
Corporate Author: Lear Siegler, Inc.; North American Rockwell Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-142
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Total In-Flight Simulator (TIFS) - Preliminary Design Report

Author(s): Arendt, R. H.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-119
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Validation of the Flying Qualities Requirements of MIL-F-8785B (ASG)

Author(s): Kandalft, R. N.
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-134
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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): Amies, Gerald E.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-20 Supplement 3
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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: 1971-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 2
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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: 1971-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-50
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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.
Corporate Author: Dayton University Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-29
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Study of Folding Proprotor VTOL Aircraft Dynamics. Volume I. Analytical Methods.

Author(s): Yen, Jing G.
Corporate Author: Bell Helicpter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-7 Volume 1
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A Theoretical Investigation of a Circular Lifting Jet in a Cross-Flowing Mainstream

Author(s): Hackett, J. E.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-Georgia Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-170
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Validation of the Flying Qualities of MIL-F-008785A

Author(s): Brady, C. C.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-155
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A Design Procedure and Handling-Quality Criteria for Lateral-Directional Flight Control Systems

Author(s): Stein, Gunter
Corporate Author: Honeywell, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-152
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Investigation of Measuring System Requirements for Instrument Low Visibility Approach

Author(s): Graham, Dunstan
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-102
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The "Paper Pilot" - A Digital Computer Program to Predict Pilot Rating for the Hover Task

Author(s): Dillow, James D.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboartory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-40
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Integrated Information Presentation and Control System Study. Volume III. Degraded Mode Analysis.

Author(s): Premselaar, S. J.
Corporate Author: Boeing Co Seattle Wash Military Aircraft Systems Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-79 Volume 3
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Cobat Optimization and Analysis Program - COAP: Volume II: Program User's Manual

Author(s): Hague, D. S.
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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Combat Optimization and Analysis Program - COAP Volume III: Programmer's Manual

Author(s): Hague, D. S.
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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Preliminary Design Study for an Advanced Fighter Type In-Flight Simulator

Author(s): Gallagher, J. T.
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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The Use of Reflectors to Shape a Sound Field

Author(s): Manning, Jerome E.
Corporate Author: Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-97
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Adhesive Property Phenomena and Test Techniques

Author(s): Zabora, Ronald F.
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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Background Information and User Guide for MIL-F-83300-Military Specification - Flying Qualities of Piloted V/STOL Aircraft

Author(s): Chalk, Charles R.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-88
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MAGIC II: An Automated General Purpose System for Structural Analysis. Volume II: User's Manual

Author(s): Jordan, Stephen
Corporate Author: Bell Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-1 Volume II
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Design Studies and Model Tests of the Stowed Tilt Rotor Concept: Volume VIII. Summary of Structural Design Criteria and Aerodynamic Prediction Techniques

Author(s): Sandford, Robin W.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 8
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Design Studies and Model Tests of the Stowed Tilt Rotor Concept. Volume I. Parametric Design Studies.

Author(s): Fry, Bernard L.
Corporate Author: Boeing Vertol Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 1
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Airplane Flying Characteristics in Turbulence

Author(s): Onstott, E. D.
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-143
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