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Survivability considerations during aircraft conceptual design

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Authors
Gilman, Robert John
Subjects
Aircraft survivability
Susceptability
Vulnerability
Conceptual design
Advisors
Ball, R.E.
Date of Issue
1986-03
Date
March 1986
Publisher
Language
en_US
Abstract
Survivability, capability, maintainability, and reliability will establish the effectiveness of a combat aircraft. Considerations for the "ilities" must take place during the conceptual design phase. Retrofit of survivability enhancement has historically increased weight, drag, and cost, while decreasing capability and performance. Proper application of the six susceptibility reduction concepts and the six vulnerability reduction concepts must take place before the design is established to maximize effectiveness and minimize penalties. In this thesis, the application of survivability enhancement techniques to the conceptual design is presented in general and also specifically applied to the design of a long range Strike Fighter aircraft. General guidelines for susceptibility and vulnerability reduction for any aircraft are also presented.
Type
Thesis
Description
Series/Report No
Department
Aeronautics
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
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Funder
Format
99 p.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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