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NASA Lift Fan V/STOL Transport Technology Status
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1972 by SAE International in United States
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This paper is an overview of the status of lift fan transport technology. Selected results of recently completed NASA in-house and contractual research investigations are included within the general areas of lift fan transport design: propulsion, acoustics, integrated propulsion/airframe/aircraft control systems, piloted moving-base simulation, and aircraft aerodynamics. On-going NASA lift fan transport research is briefly summarized, and a possible next step in the overall program is suggested.
CitationDeckert, W. and Evans, R., "NASA Lift Fan V/STOL Transport Technology Status," SAE Technical Paper 720856, 1972, https://doi.org/10.4271/720856.
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