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15 JulY 1959
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
DETàILÊD TEST PROGRAMS
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
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
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
/*. J _', _
5.". 4: ' v. )
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“ç§”epép§f1crproblanggçe
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
(b) Co-ordinace on test plan.
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.
(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
(A) AFFTC Review test results for application to further
(5) NASA Review Les: results for application to NASA
DEVELOPMENT TEST gcategorz I)
(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
Discussion of Objectivesz
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.
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.
(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. ' "”
4 i* e. .
DEVELOPMENT TEST gcategorv I) §cont'1.2
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).
ía) Approve all tes: plans
(5) Review all decisíons by the AFFT" test monitor to assure
no Conflict with schedules, ecntracts, budgets, etc.
(al Proviie technical advise as requested by AFFTC, AVRO or
ía) Monitor results of this test far application to NASA
Kb) ? rovide pilot for flight evaluation periodically during
this test (estimated 1 hour : otal f; ight time).
EVALUATION TEST ! Categorv II¡
(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,
(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§'“
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.
s AFFTC '
(a) Provide pilot and engineer to plan testing¡ perfoiiz_
flying, supervise reduction of data and write. thei e
9. test- ' '
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EVALUATIOK TEST (Cat " c0nL'd. )
(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,
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
(d) Repor: proxress of Chi? test ic YSPO.
(9) Publish final repor: of test ami distribute.
(Í) Recommend area? that require netailel investigation to
(ET ? rovide all instrumantatíon eqnijment Por this test and
supervision of installation. '
(al Maintain test aircraft and tes: instrumentation.
(b) Provide engineering services as required to reduce : est
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-
ía) Approvc overall planning from standpoint of schedules,
(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).
úmatünirou TEST Catezor II
LResponSibilítíes (cont'd. J
(3) Co-ordinate on test program
(b) Monitor program in order that maximum benefit may be
obtained from test results.
(a) Provide consultation services as requested by AFFTCÉ.
(b) Co-ordinate on overall test plan.
FULL seus Timm. TEST
: 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:
(a) Plan and coniuct this test.
(b) Co-ordinate test plan with AFFTC
¡ A Avno
(a) Provide support resently in existing contract,
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.
NASA ? LIGHT TEST
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.
(a) Plan and conjuct this best program.
(D) To-ordinate ; est plan with APTÚF
(a) Proviie support as required by NASA
(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
n-. .: _ _
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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
-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_
Responsibilitíes in these follow-on research tests will not hr
discussed since they are not pertinent to the present test prog mw.