A model for international teaming in aircraft design by James F. Marchman, Lloyd R. Jenkinson, G. J. Page

By James F. Marchman, Lloyd R. Jenkinson, G. J. Page

Airplane layout three (2000) 239 - 247

This paper describes the character and improvement of an undergraduate plane layout path regarding scholars in US and united kingdom universities operating in an built-in staff that types the overseas collaboration general within the aerospace undefined. The reasoning that ended in this collaboration is printed and information of the agency and administration of the programme defined. Observations from the 3 years of expertise with working the programme are made and a few total conclusions given. a few of the layout tasks are illustrated together with the roadable plane layout which received the 1999/2000 NASA/FAAAGATE nationwide basic Aviation layout pageant. The collaboration has been profitable from an instructional viewpoint and could function a good version which may be followed by means of different pairs of universities.

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The aircraft was then tested and maintained by the Military Airlift Command (MAC) during the test and evaluation period. Following completion of flight testing the aircraft was retired. Although the test results showed the advantages of LCD technology when applied fleet-wide, continuing to operate one uniquelymodified aircraft proved too expensive. The modification was so massive that returning the aircraft to a standard configuration also was too expensive and it was removed from service. IRCRAFT TYPE: C-130 Hercules ISSION: development of advanced cockpits LIME PERIOD: Early 1990s RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Air Force Systems Command/ ir Force Logistics Command 'ONTRACTORS: Lockheed Aeronautical Systems, Bendix-King Avionics, GEC Avionics, Honeywell Inc, mith Industries, and Lockheed Sanders mE STORY In 1991, a testbed C-130 was modified with the so-called $16 mil- lion Reliability and Maintainability Technology Insertion Program RAMTIP) cockpit.

The program was completed at Edwards in August 1991 and the aircraft was placed in storage. For its accomplishments, the program was honored with th . 1990 Aerospace Laureate Award for outstanding contributions t aerospace technology. There was no missing the patriotic paint scheme of the F-15 STOL/MTD testbed aircraft. (USAF Photo) 78 PART II: TESTBEDS f)etail of the aircraft s unique maneuverable propulsion system is visible this overhead view. (McDonnell Douglas Photo) This head-on view of the F-15 STOL/MTD provides a great view of the engine-mounted front canards which provide greater maneuverability capability for the aircraft.

The system tried to eliminate the conventional manner of rolling out to a wings-level, stable attitude before releasing the weapons which always left the aircraft vulnerable. The IFFC program goal was to accomplish the release under varying maneuvres and al high speeds. The two-seat F-15B, SN 77-166, was selected as the testbed aircraft for this joint Air Force Avionics and Flight Dynamics Laboratory program. The modifications to convert this F-15 into the IFF configuration were the minimum possible in order to use as much off-the-shelf hardware as possible.

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