1974-02-01

Propulsion Integration for a Hybrid Propulsive-Lift System 740471

In a discussion of STOL vehicles with conventional high-lift devices, the need for efficient power-augmented lift systems is presented and the implications of quiet operation are noted. The underlying philosophy of a promising hybrid lift system with major interactions between aerodynamic, thermodynamic, acoustic, and configuration design technologies is derived. The technique by which engine and airframe-related characteristics for this application may be matched in an optimum manner is described and illustrated by describing the features of a particular short-haul commercial STOL vehicle.

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