Keyword: Vehicle performance

Briefs: Test & Measurement
SnowMicroPenetrometer Applications for Winter Vehicle Mobility
Characterizing the mechanical properties of snow and their impact on vehicle performance could improve vehicle winter mobility modeling.
Articles: Defense

The formation of ice over lifting surfaces can affect aerodynamic performance. In the case of helicopters, this loss in lift and the increase in sectional drag forces will have a dramatic...

Briefs: Aerospace

Recently, modeling and simulation (M&S) engineers have made impressive strides in improving ground vehicle reliability and soldier safety. This work involved...

Technology Update: Defense

For the design process of the class of aircraft known as an efficient supersonic air vehicle (ESAV), particular attention must be paid to the propulsion system design as a whole...

Articles: Defense

A turboelectric distributed propulsion (TeDP) system is a powertrain consisting of a turboshaft engine used solely to provide electrical power through a generator to electric motors driving...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Understanding how air flows over the surfaces of an air vehicle can help AFRL designers maximize the vehicle's performance and minimize its cost. AFRL scientists recently...