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NASA wake vortex research
Author and Affiliation:
Stough, H. P., III(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States);
Greene, George C.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States);
Stewart, Eric C.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States);
Stuever, Robert A.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States);
Jordan, Frank L., Jr.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States);
Rivers, Robert A.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States);
Vicroy, Dan D.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: NASA is conducting research that will enable safe improvements in the capacity of the nation's air transportation system. The wake-vortex hazard is a factor in establishing the minimum safe spacing between aircraft during landing and takeoff operations and, thus, impacts airport capacity. The ability to accurately model the wake hazard and determine safe separation distances for a wide range of aircraft and operational scenarios may provide the basis for significant increases in airport capacity. Current and planned NASA research is described which is focused on increasing airport capacity by safely reducing wake-hazard-imposed aircraft separations through advances in a number of technologies including vortex motion and decay prediction, vortex encounter modeling, wake-vortex hazard characterization, and in situ flow sensing.
Publication Date: Aug 01, 1993
Document ID:
19940034064
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 94A10719
Subject Category: AIR TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY
Report/Patent Number: AIAA PAPER 93-4004
Document Type: Preprint
Publication Information: 12 p.
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: AIAA, Aircraft Design, Systems and Operations Meeting; Aug. 11-13, 1993; Monterey, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: AIAA
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 12p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL; AIRCRAFT APPROACH SPACING; AIRCRAFT WAKES; FLIGHT HAZARDS; TURBULENT WAKES; VORTICES; AIR TRANSPORTATION; AIRPORTS; VISIBILITY; VORTEX ADVISORY SYSTEM; VORTEX AVOIDANCE
Imprint And Other Notes: AIAA, Aircraft Design, Systems and Operations Meeting, Monterey, CA, Aug. 11-13, 1993
Availability Source: Other Sources
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