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Preliminary Design Aerodynamic Prediction Methodology for Missiles with Nose Bluntness

Author(s): Charles W. Ingram; Karlheinz O. W. Ball; Carter Dinkeloo; David Shida
Corporate Author: Systems Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-117
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Analysis of Digital Flight Control Systems with Flying Qualities Applications: Volume II - Technical Report

Author(s): Richard F. Whitbeck; L. G. Hofmann
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-115 Volume 2
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Prediction, Evaluation, and Specification of Closed Loop and Multiaxis Flying Qualities

Author(s): E. D. Onstott; W. H. Faulkner
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-3
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Proceedings of AFFDL Flying Qualities Symposium Held at Wright State University 12-15 September 1978

Author(s): G. Thomas Black; David J. Moorhouse; Robert J. Woodcock
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171
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Effects of Control System Dynamics on Fighter Approach and Landing Longitudinal Flying Qualities: Volume I

Author(s): Rogers E. Smith
Corporate Author: Calspan Advanced Technology Center
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-122
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Analysis of Digital Flight Control Systems with Flying Qualities Applications: Volume I - Executive Summary

Author(s): Richard F. Whitbeck
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-115 Volume 1
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Table of Contents


Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. i-vii
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Introduction


Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 1-4
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Welcome and Introduction

Author(s): W. E. Lamar
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 5-7
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Opening Remarks

Author(s): R. A. Rushworth
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 8-11
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Introduction

Author(s): W. E. Lamar
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 12
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Remarks, Dr. W. R. Beam

Author(s): W. R. Beam
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 13-22
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Evaluation of Selected Class III Requirements of MIL-F-8785B (ASG), "Flying Qualities of Piloted Airplanes"

Author(s): Withers, C. C.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-Georgia Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 23-44
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Task-Oriented Flying Qualities for Air-to-Ground Gun Attack

Author(s): Brandeau, G.
Corporate Author: Fairchild Republic Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 45-57
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Longitudinal Maneuvering Control Characteristics of a Canard-Wing Fighter Configuration

Author(s): Cichy, Daniel R.
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 58-87
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Another Study of the T-38A PIO Incident

Author(s): Chalk, C. R.
Corporate Author: Calspan Advanced Technology Center
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 88-126
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High Angle of Attack Flying Qualities and Departure Criteria Development

Author(s): Hellman, Gary. K. and Robert B. Crombie
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 127-152
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Summary of Recent Handling Quality Results at STI Pertinent to Revision of MIL-F-8785B

Author(s): Hoh, Roger H. and Irving L. Ashkenas
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 153-175
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Flying Quality Requirements for the AMST

Author(s): Cerken, Gary J.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Systems Division
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 176-186
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Impact of Key Flying Qualities Requirements on the YC-14/C-14 Design

Author(s): Carlson, E. Frank
Corporate Author: Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 187-202
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The Application of Equivalent Systems

Author(s): The Application of Equivalent Systems
Corporate Author: MCAIR
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 203-218
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Summary of Validation Efforts for MIL-F-8785B

Author(s): Browne, John T.
Corporate Author: Control Dynamics Branch, AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 219-235
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Discussion and Status of the Proposed Revision (1978) to MIL-F-8785B

Author(s): Moorhouse, David J. and Robert J. Woodcock
Corporate Author: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 236-259
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Northrop Review of MIL-F-8785B Proposed Revisions

Author(s): Lockenour, J. L.
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 260-283
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AFFDL 1978 Flying Qualities Symposium and Workshop B-1 Experience Related to MIL-F-8785B* and Proposed Revisions

Author(s): Campbell, J. E.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 284-299
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An Approach to Simplify the Specification of Low Speed Maneuvering Pitch Control Force

Author(s): Cichy, Daniel R.
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 300-312
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Proposed Revision to the Lateral-Directional Coupling Requirements of MIL-F-8785

Author(s): Chalk, C. R.
Corporate Author: Calspan Advanced Technology Center
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 338-378
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Discussion of the Proposed Revision from a Design Standpoint


Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 379-383
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Workshop Discussion of the Proposed Revision from a Flight Test and Operations Viewpoint


Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 384-388
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Workshop discussion of the Proposed Revision from an Analytical Concepts and Methods Viewpoint


Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 389-392
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An Evaluation of Sidestick Force/Deflection Characteristics on Aircraft Handling Qualities

Author(s): Smith, Stephen B.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Test Center
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 393-413
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Sift Pilot-in-the-Loop Handling Qualities Test and Analysis Techniques

Author(s): Twisdale, Thomas R.
Corporate Author: 6510 Test Wing/Flight Test Technology Branch
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 414-435
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Effects of Control System Dynamics on Fighter Approach And Landing Longitudinal Flying Qualities

Author(s): Smith, Rogers E.
Corporate Author: Calspan Advanced Technology Center
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 436-470
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The NT-33A Equivalent System Program (An Informal Report)

Author(s): Smith, Rogers E. and John Hodgkinson
Corporate Author: Calspan Advanced Technology Center
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 471-491
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Shuttle Orbiter Flight Control System Evaluation

Author(s): Brown, L. and M. Moul
Corporate Author: NASA/LaRC
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 492
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NASA/DFRC Evaluation of Digital Flight Control System Delays Using the DFCS F-8 Airplane

Author(s): Berry, Don and Bruce Powers
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 493-496
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Aeronautical Procurement - The Primary Specification System

Author(s): Weingarten, Joseph L.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Systems Division
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 497-512
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Suggestions for the MIL-Prime-Standard Organization

Author(s): Carlson, Frank E.
Corporate Author: Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 513-521
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A New Approach to Quantification of Flying Qualities Excellence

Author(s): Wilson, Frank M.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-Georgia Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 522-544
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New Criteria for Advanced Flight Design

Author(s): Smith, Ralph H. and Norman D. Geddes
Corporate Author: Systems Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 545-573
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Closed Loop Flying Qualities Criteria

Author(s): George, Frank L.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 574-586
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The MIL-PRIME-STD, Contents and Philosophy


Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 587-590
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Advanced Aircraft Concepts and Controls


Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 591-592
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High-Angle-of-Attack Criteria


Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 593-602
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Flight Testing and Operations


Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 603-604
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Pilot-in-the-Loop Criteria Development


Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 605-610
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Summary and Concluding Remarks


Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 611-622
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Appendix A: Flying Qualities Symposium Attendees


Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 623-628
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Appendix B: AFFTC Parameter Identification Experience

Author(s): Maunder, David P
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Test Center
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1978
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-171 p. 629-648
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An Aerodynamic Coefficient Prediction Technique for Slender Bodies with Low Aspect Ratio Fins at Mach Numbers from 0.6 to 3.0 and Angles of Attack from 0 to 180 Degrees

Author(s): William B. Baker, Jr.
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Propulsion and Wind Tunnel Facility
Date of Publication: 3/1/1978
Report Number: AEDC TR 77-97
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