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  1. 1. AYROCAR ( VX»- 9X1) 714MB' TRS; PLAN
  2. 2. 15 JulY 1959 COHTÊNTS Page No. INTRODUCTICN 1 GENERAL ASSIGNMENT OF RESPORSIEILITIES 2 GROUND TEST L DEVELOPMEN TEST 5 EVALUATION TEST 7 FULL SCALE TUNNEL TEST 10 NASA FLIGHT TEST 11 FOLLOW-ON RESEARCH 12 APPENDIX I DETàILÊD TEST PROGRAMS
  3. 3. lc MLODUWION The prima purposes of the test program on the Avroear are : hn following¡ 1. Define flight characteristics of tais particular testbed. (performance. stability. control. etc. ). 2. Specifically. define and investigate problem areas that may be inheront with the principles used. 3. Provido an evaluation of this principle of flight from standpoint of flying qualities. 4. Brovide date from which an analysis and evaluation of the 'operational usefulness' may ba made. . at this stage of development of the teetbe-d. evaluation of the operational potential of the principle involved by the services is the major objectiva. The anumarnted purposes above are established as means of accomplishing this objective. ihe gathering of quantitative data by the contractor to support future design efforts ia of secondary importance ut this point. Provisiom for this type of testing will be made after evaluation by the services and e decision to procesd with design studies. All effort must be directed at this point toward ansvering the question of whether or not this principle of flight warrants further development by the services. In order to accompliah the naJor objective of tais program a series of teste will be C0nduCtBÕ on the Avrocer by various agencies. rlans for the conduct of these tests aro described in this document. A general brsakdoun of the tests required to acconpliah the above enunorated purposes. the agencies responsible for conduct of these tests. and the agencies responsible for management of these tests is given in the following charts ? get Aggngz Ground Test ) Arno 'Masc ranagernent ; cmo SPG/ TR-l95 Phase I ) ) Development Test ) Avro AVES SEG/ TR-125 Phase II â Category I - 29 hr. ) Evaluation Test ) uma Sggãgçãant caiam" II ' 3o hr ) 'MDC Co-ordinetion- ind 1 1 T t É . _ consultation NASA U 'unha es háâe ¡Lm Flight Test - 5o hr. ) NASA Follow-on Research Amro/ nana/ Army
  4. 4. /*. J _', _ 5.". 4: ' v. ) “sir GENERAL ASSIGNMENT 0? aEsaons1sIL1mLas, §In order to mos; expediçiously accomplish phe objectives*d the introduction the'to1low1ng will he theíresponsíbilítíé various agencies with respect to the overall prdgram. spéb; :1ç _ síbilitíes on a given zeàc are described later íñ this : es: ~pIah. Directorate of System Management - Hq. ARDC; 'WPAFB, 0hio; =1RUZSXc) (al Pfovíde dírecnion to technical dest teams. a§ po óbjécfâíe , budgetaryAlimítations, -schedulíng›dead1ines, contractu_ à problems, etc. _; _ A . 1!? (b) Provide administrativa management of entire-program; (c) Provide technical management o$. ground'Éest program; (d) Co-ordínate and, aPProve nes: .p1an'súbmitÊed by AÉFTÇ. AFFTC - Edwards AF3, Calif. ' N (a)“ Provide technical management cf entire ; est-pfógiami$§É; L; conLractor's development test. bhrough the NASA flíght. íb§ program. ' ' I (b) Conduct evaluation ; ests'to provide the majon portÍ9naéA 9; data required to evaluate §he pperapipnalgpote§§; q@¡ofQ 5 principles involved. ' › ' (c) Monítqr cQn6ractqrYs geyelqpmenz tgeg and make 4 to when the Vehicle has been suificieñsly d§m, VA NASA and AFFTC flight tests to commenée. (d) ›Provide a project moníçor'fbomA1nI§iátíoñ_õf coñüfhhtõi I development test through NASA flight test. (e) ePfo3;de guídance to NÁSA on areás reqdífiñg; detáií§§Ã"ñ§êàmr eígátiôn, from the szandpoínt of the Army and A1rwForceJ' àVRO, - Malton, Ontario. ' (a) Develop and retina the test aircrgft tqug; §fthçméhdfÊÍj_ . ' prdVidiúg an aírworthy vehíclesfor Ce$§ingçby-4FFTCaaÊãâg (b)À Provide required technical support on the AFFTC anqángàgf . : progrgms. " - | NASA (amas) - Mqgrent nAs. ;ca1it. (a) Conduct full scale wind tunnel ieets on tesÉ'§§rÉ? Êf§. Aja) econduct a flight Les; progcam'fon_the»purposefáf › ~ 2 , g gqgagged Jnye; ti atídn“秔epép§f1crproblanggçe : nuts
  5. 5. GENERAL ASSIGNHEHT OF RESPONSIBILITIES cont'd. ) NÀSA (Ames) - Moffecc NAS. , Calif. (cont'd. ) (c) Vo-ordinace on tes: plan (d) Co-ordinace all test plans with '? ?'“ A. .A. › (e) Attemp: to make flight : est program responsive to expressed ínterests of services, i. e., investigate problem areas considered of interest : o the service. (a) Provide technical guidance on entire : est program as requested by WSPO on ground testing and by AFFTC on remainder of tests. (b) Co-ordinace on test plan.
  6. 6. GROUND TEST Objectivas: Operate all systems and develop these systems to the point that they are functionally adequate for the flight : est program which is to follow. Discussion of Objectives: Since these tests are already in progress at this time, a detailed discussion of this portion of the test program will not be made. Responsibilities: (1) WSPO overall Management (2) WADC (a) Technical consultants and co-ordination cn test plans and questions of qualification. (b) Provide instrumentation as requested. (3) AVHO Responsible for conducting test and all support activities (A) AFFTC Review test results for application to further tests. (5) NASA Review Les: results for application to NASA test plans.
  7. 7. DEVELOPMENT TEST gcategorz I) Objectivas: (a) Demonstrate hovering in accordance with Appendix I (b) Develop the testbed, by flight test, until it is considered by AFFTC, (1) to be sufficiently airworthy and (2) to have, e demonstrated an adequate flight envelope for initíation'o§_ the evaluation tests. (c) Demonstrate compliance with guarantees as stipulated by contract. 1 Discussion of Objectivesz I It is well at this point to review the major objective of the tgp? program which is to provide data from which an evaluation can bei made of the operational potential of this flight principle. It is the prime responsibility of the AFFTC to provide the data for this evaluation and primarily the contractor's responsibility to develop the aircraft to the point where the AFFTC and NASA can conduct a satisfactory flight test program. In view of the objectives it should be emphasized again that tha prime purpose of this program is developmental in nature and the contractor should refrain from extending the test program toi ' obtain data for support of design efforts. Objectives (a) and (C) are the contractor's responsibility and¡ consequently the contractor has the authority to decide on the; _ necessary modification to the test aircraft which may be requiç›g to accomplish these objectives. d With respect to objective (b), however, the AFFTC will be the authority for approving step by step the direction of this poa fg | of the development tests. J This portion of the test program will be allowed to proceed, gia the discretion of the APFTC representativo, regardless of the ¡ ostatus of the wind tunnel testing by the NASA. Responsibilities: AVRO (a) Conduct test program - maintain operational control of* test a rcrait. (b) Conduct tests and modify aircraft as necessary to accomplish objectives (a) and (c). : À_ (c) Conduct tests and modify aircraft as approved by AF”jÊ _ to accomplish objective (bl. ' "” u
  8. 8. . z'. 4 i* e. . DEVELOPMENT TEST gcategorv I) §cont'1.2 Responsibilitiesz AFF? ? La? Vlnsely monitor this portion of : he test program to assure expeditious accomplíshment of nhiective (b). (aê as ain advice as requireJ from Naãn, WAUÚ¡ WSPC, et al, to assist in dírect; nn of this test. (c' Proviie pilot evaluation of aircraf: at various stages of 'he : est program ! estimated 3 hours total flight time). WSPC ía) Approve all tes: plans (5) Review all decisíons by the AFFT" test monitor to assure no Conflict with schedules, ecntracts, budgets, etc. HAD7 (al Proviie technical advise as requested by AFFTC, AVRO or NSPO. NASA ía) Monitor results of this test far application to NASA testing. Kb) ? rovide pilot for flight evaluation periodically during this test (estimated 1 hour : otal f; ight time).
  9. 9. EVALUATION TEST ! Categorv II¡ Objectivas: É (a) Define performance, stability and control characteristics 37 this particular testbed. (b) Define problem areas that may be inherent in this designgj (c) Evaluate the flying qualities peculiar to this principlekál, flight. 1 (dl Provide data from which analysis and evaluation of the "operational application" may be made. Discussion of Objectivas: The prime purpose of the contractor's ground and development . _ testing was to provide an airworthy Vehicle on which this evalpá. ation test could be conducted. This evaluation test is intend to provide the major portion of the information required to 9 ! É the Army and Air Force to decide whether the principle warrant§'“ further development. It should be emphasized that this test is primarily a fact-findi-E exercise. The only evaluation or opinion that will be rendered i by the test team will be in the area of flying qualities. Ndf_ evaluation or opinion will be ventured on the operational appl1'“ ation of this design, the obvious may be suggested, but primf n purpose of the test will be to provide data from which the Armygaí Air Force operational analyst may determine the potential of f¡à principle. It is essential that a service agency conduct this test in order that the tests conducted, the data gathered andqtuâ discussion of this data reflect the operational viewpoint. _ Information and guidance on type of data, service problems, wilñ be furnished to AFFTC by the WSPO. It is desirable that this test be completed before initiationppt NASA flight testing in order that plans for the NASA tests'°' já based upon problem areas already defined by the AFFTC test It has been implied throughout this test plan that the NASA will follow the AFFTC tests. In any event, the_NASA flightj will continue beyond the AFFTC tests since a longer program _J planned and NRSA will not commence flying until the contractbr? ; development testing is complete. '*' It is estimated that 30 hours of testing will be required to complete this program. Responsibilities: s AFFTC ' (a) Provide pilot and engineer to plan testing¡ perfoiiz_ flying, supervise reduction of data and write. thei e 9. test- ' ' -_ v . Jg
  10. 10. › / “'$" 8. EVALUATIOK TEST (Cat " c0nL'd. ) Responsibilities(conL'd. ) AFFTP (bl Operational ccnlrol of tesi aircraft during the period of this test. Zgis will íncluie schedulíng of flighcs, monitoring of maintenance, super : Sion of instrumentaticu, etc. c L0-OTJ na e es. rr0.r' wi. n H3 t rm A r WAS ( J ” 1 t t r _ g em r PW, A , vrn, and NASA. (d) Repor: proxress of Chi? test ic YSPO. (9) Publish final repor: of test ami distribute. (Í) Recommend area? that require netailel investigation to NASA. (ET ? rovide all instrumantatíon eqnijment Por this test and supervision of installation. ' AVRO (al Maintain test aircraft and tes: instrumentation. (b) Provide engineering services as required to reduce : est iate. tc) Co-ordinate cn all : est plans tv assure that no aircraft limitation is exceeded. (d) Install all test instrumentation unjer supervisíon of AFFTC instrumentation personnel anl to AFFTF instrumen- tation specifications. WSPO ía) Approvc overall planning from standpoint of schedules, costs, etc. (b) Decide unforeseen questions of devíation from test plan, changes in contract, modification to test aircraft etc. (c) Provide to AF? TF information an: specific requests for additional data as may be determined from the services. (USAF and US Army).
  11. 11. úmatünirou TEST Catezor II a LResponSibilítíes (cont'd. J NASA (3) Co-ordinate on test program (b) Monitor program in order that maximum benefit may be obtained from test results. WADC (a) Provide consultation services as requested by AFFTCÉ. (b) Co-ordinate on overall test plan.
  12. 12. FULL seus Timm. TEST Ííiaiafestíves: : gnpvide basic aerodynamic data on full scale test aircraft in evaluating problems associated with the principle-and to flight testvefforts which follow. '” Discússion of Objectivas: None. Responsibilitiesz . NASA (a) Plan and coniuct this test. (b) Co-ordinate test plan with AFFTC ¡ A Avno (a) Provide support resently in existing contract, (A?33(6oo)-37L96§. W ÀFFTC P* (al Expedite co-ordinatíon of test results from this pfogãnw with Avro, W530 and other interested-agencies. (bi Assure application of test results to tests being conducted at contractor's facility.
  13. 13. ll. NASA ? LIGHT TEST Objectives: Conduct flight tests on the test Vehicle to provide detailed investigation of problem areas determined during Avro, NuSA and AFFTC Lessing. Discussion of Objectives: This tes: will noL be conducted on a specific time schedule and may be carrieJ on indefínítely. Responsibilitíesz NASA (a) Plan and conjuct this best program. (D) To-ordinate ; est plan with APTÚF AVRO (a) Proviie support as required by NASA ÀFFTC (a) Recommend to NASA problem areas where the Army and »ir Force desires furzher investigation. These recommendatio will result from test experience gained at the contracsor facilíty.
  14. 14. n-. .: _ _ $11.19 7 . . 9 e. . FOLLCWLON RESEARCH ibbjectivesz Provide data to support studies of application of the principlgjñü' future designs of a specific Vehicle. “ Discussion of Objectivos: Admittedly the test program as planned does not provide a bro? ¡ -background of quantitative data to support future designs. Ii this aircraft were a prototype of a production design then a; ñH(TQ objective Would be to obtain test data to support the design. ” ' this case the original objective of test is only to provide'suñ: e icient data to decide whether the design warrants further deveqf opment. -If this decision is favorable, then there are at least two -_ possibilities, (1) design studies of advanced applications oS~§ principle would be requested or (2) the contractor may be requ ' to proceed with design of a prototype. In any event more resêãrc_ data will be required to support this design work. ' by modification and/ or development of the present testbed, éÉ_; This is the same type of research that was performed in suppo _ of the design of the present testbed. ”' This testing may be accomplished in wind tunnels, on computers¡ The purpose in discussing this future testing in this plan 1;: to place. these design support tests in proper perspective anüí thereby further clarify the major objective of the present. t§kã_ program. Responsibilitíes in these follow-on research tests will not hr discussed since they are not pertinent to the present test prog mw.

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