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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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Analysis of Data Rate Requirements for Low Visibility Approach with a Scanning Beam Landing Guidance System

Author(s): James D. Dillow; Paul R. Stolz; Meyer D. Zuckerman
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-177
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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): Richard Wasserman; John F. Mitchell; William W. Rickard; Ronald W. Huber; Arno E. Schelhorn
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-143 Volume 2
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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): Richard Wasserman; John F. Mitchell
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-143 Volume 1
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Examination of the Voice Command Concept for Application to Air Force Cockpits

Author(s): John M. Reising
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/5/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-108
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V/STOL Dynamics and Aeroelastic Rotor-Airframe Technology

Author(s): H. R. Alexander; P. F. Leone
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-40 Volume 1
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An Analysis of the Stability and Control Characteristics of an Ejector Wing V/STOL During Transition

Author(s): George Kurylowich; James M. Martin
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-37
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Investigation of Solid Cadmium Embrittlement in A-7 Aircraft Failed Shafts and Horn Fracture Surfaces

Author(s): Cook, O. H.; Duval, R. E.; Ford, C. G.; White, R. W.
Corporate Author: Vought Aeronautics Co Dallas Tex
Date of Publication: 1/1/1973
Report Number: AFML TR 72-249
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The Mark IV Supersonic-Hypersonic Arbitrary-Body Program. Volume I. User's Manual

Author(s): Arvel E. Gentry; Douglas N. Smith; Wayne R. Oliver
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-159 Volume 1
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The Mark IV Supersonic-Hypersonic Arbitrary-Body Program. Volume II. Program Formulation

Author(s): Arvel E. Gentry; Douglas N. Smyth; Wayne R. Oliver
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-159 Volume 2
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Engineering Data on New Aerospace Structural Materials

Author(s): Deel, O. L.; Ruff, P. E.; Mindlin, H.
Corporate Author: Batelle Columbus Laboratories
Date of Publication: 6/1/1973
Report Number: AFML TR 73-114
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The Mark IV Supersonic-Hypersonic Arbitrary Body Program Volume III - Program Listings

Author(s): Arvel E. Gentry; Douglas N. Smyth; Wayne R. Oliver
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-159 Volume 3
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Recommended Revisions to Selected Portions of MIL-F-8785B (ASG) and Background Data

Author(s): Irving L. Ashkenas; Roger H. Hoh; Samuel J. Craig
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-76
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Methods for Predicting the Aerodynamic and Stability and Control Characteristics of STOL Aircraft: Volume III Engineering Methods

Author(s): M. I. Goldhammer; M. L. Lopez
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-146 Volume 3
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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): M. I. Goldhammer; N. F. Wasson
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-146 Volume 2
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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): G. N. Panageas
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-112 Volume 2
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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: 11/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-112 Volume 1
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation: Volume IV Wind Tunnel Data Analysis

Author(s): J. Herbert, Jr.; J. C. Ramsey; E. C. Laudeman; N. A. Ponomareff; H. Altman
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-21 Volume 4
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation: Volume V Flight Control Technology

Author(s): J. Herbert, Jr.; G. Campbell; E. Price; L. B. White; R. Halstenberg
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-21 Volume 5
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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): J. Herbert, Jr.; C. A. Whitney
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-21 Volume 3 Book 2
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation: Volume III Performance Ground Rules and Methods Book 1 Takeoff and Landing Ground Rules

Author(s): J. Herbert, Jr.; C. A. Whitney; E. C. Laudeman; G. T. Draper
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-21 Volume 3 Book 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: 5/1/1973
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: 5/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-21 Volume 1
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation - Externally Blown Flap: Volume VI Air Cushion Landing System Trade Study

Author(s): R. G. Gustavson
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 6
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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): W. K. Elsanker; V. H. Okomoto
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 5 Part 3
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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): J. E. Campbell; W. K. Elsanker; V. H. Okomuto
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 4/1/1973
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 I. Control System Mechanization Trade Studies

Author(s): R. W. Phillips
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 4/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 5 Part 1
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation - Externally Blown Flap Volume IV Analysis of Wind Tunnel Data

Author(s): P. P. Papp; R. A. Quam; G. A. Freeman
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 4/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 4
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation - Externally Blown Flap Volume III Performance Methods and Takeoff and Landing Rules

Author(s): D. J. Renselaer
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 4/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 3
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation - Externally Blown Flap Volume II Design Compendium

Author(s): M. H. Roe; D. J. Renselaer; R. A. Quam et al
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 4/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 2
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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): D. J. Renselaer
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 4/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 1 Supplement 1
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation - Externally Blown Flap Volume I Configuration Definition

Author(s): H. G. Owens; D. J. Renselaer; R. S. Kaneshiro; D. W. Schlundt, et al
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 4/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-20 Volume 1
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation Volume VI Air Cushion Landing System Study

Author(s): Lloyd H. Gardner; Charles J. Pizzichemi; Peter Milns
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 5/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-19 Volume 6
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation Volume V, Part I Flight Control Technology: System Analysis and Trade Studies for a Medium STOL Transport with Vectored Thrust/Mechanical Flaps

Author(s): Kenneth J. Crandall; David J. Maund; William E. Gerken; James H. Vincent
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 5/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-19 Volume 5 Part 1
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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): John R. Monk; Jerry E. Lee; J. Patrick Palmer
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 5/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-19 Volume 4
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation Volume III Takeoff and Landing Performance Ground Rules for Powered Lift STOL Transport Aircraft

Author(s): Franklyn J. Davenport; Arnold E. Rengstorff; Vernon F. Van Heyningen
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 5/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-19 Volume 3
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation Volume II, Part II A Lifting Line Analysis Method for Jet-Flapped Wings

Author(s): Franklyn J. Davenport
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 6/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-19 Volume 2 Part 2
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation Volume II, Part I Aerodynamic Technology: Design Compendium, Vectored Thrust/Mechanical Flaps

Author(s): William J. Runciman; Gary R. Letsinger; Bernard F. Ray; Fred W. May
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 5/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-19 Volume 2 Part 1
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STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation Volume I Configuration Definition: Medium STOL Transport with Vectored Thrust/Mechanical Flaps

Author(s): Richard H. Carroll; John W. Jants; Peter Milns
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratoryv
Date of Publication: 5/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-19 Volume 1
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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): H. C. Curtiss, Jr.; J. J. Traybar; W. F. Putnam
Corporate Author: Princeton University
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-151
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Structural Mode Effects on Flying Qualities in Turbulence

Author(s): C. A. Crother; B. Gabelman; D. Langton
Corporate Author: Los Angeles Aircraft
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-88
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An Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Hypersonic Viscous Interaction Pressure Effects

Author(s): Neil J. Sliski
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-58
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Design, Development, and Flight Test of Multiplexing Hardware for Use in a Fly-by-Wire Flight Control System

Author(s): J. G. Mrazek; R. O. Roberts
Corporate Author: General Dynamics
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-43
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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): Edward W. Vinje; David P. Miller
Corporate Author: United Aircraft Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-34
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Design Methods for Specifying Handling Qualities for Control Configured Vehicles: Volume II Mcpilot Program User's Manual

Author(s): D. W. Vogt
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-142 Volume 2
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Direct Side Force Control (DSFC) for STOL Crosswind Landings

Author(s): Edward M. Boothe; Howard J. Ledder
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-2
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A Description of a Forced-Oscillation Test Mechanism for Measuring Dynamic-Stability Derivatives in Roll

Author(s): G. E. Burt
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Von Karman Gas Dynamics Facility
Date of Publication: 6/1/1973
Report Number: AEDC TR 73-49
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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: 12/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-146 Volume 1
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Development and Evaluation of an Automatic Departure Prevention System and Stall Inhibitor for Fighter Aircraft

Author(s): Robert T. N. Chen; Fred D. Newell; Arno E. Schelhorn
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-29
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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): Bernard J. Eulrich; Norman C. Weingarten
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1973
Report Number: AFFDL TR 73-125
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Fire and Explosion Manual for Aircraft Accident Investigators


Corporate Author: Bureau of Mines
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1973
Report Number: AFAPL TR 73-74
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