Noted for its highly readable style, the new edition of this bestseller provides an updated overview of aeronautical and aerospace engineering. Introduction to Flight blends history and biography with discussion of engineering concepts, and shows the development of flight through this perspective.

Anderson covers new developments in flight, including unmanned aerial vehicles, uninhabited combat aerial vehicles, and applications of CFD in aircraft design. Many new and revised problems have been added in this edition. Chapter learning features help readers follow the text discussion while highlighting key engineering and industry applications.

Fundamentals of Aerodynamics is meant to be read. The writing style is intentionally conversational in order to make the book easier to read. The book is designed to talk to the reader; in part to be a self-teaching instrument. Learning objectives have been added to each chapter to reflect what is believed to be the most important items to learn from that particular chapter. This edition emphasizes the rich theoretical and physical background of aerodynamics, and marbles in many historical notes to provide a background as to where the aerodynamic technology comes from. Also, new with this edition, are "Integrated Work Challenges" that pertain to the chapter as a whole, and give the reader the opportunity to integrate the material in that chapter, in order to solve a "bigger picture".

A long-established U.S. Navy publication also used by the U.S. Air Force as well as by the FAA as a source reference for their own publications, for more than 50 years this textbook has been a definitive source that communicates the complexities of applied aerodynamics and aeronautical engineering for both the beginner and the experienced pilot. Flight safety and effectiveness depends greatly on the understanding and appreciation of how and why an airplane flies, and this resource teaches aerodynamic principles, providing the foundation for developing precise flying techniques and operational procedures.

The information in 
Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators is applicable to flight training, transition training, reciprocating and turbine-powered airplanes, and general flying operations. It offers the elements of both theory and application, covering basic aerodynamics, high-speed aerodynamics, airplane performance, stability and control, operation strength limitations, and the application of aerodynamics to specific problems of flying, such as the region of reversed command, wind shear, effects of ice and frost, ground effect, and collision avoidance. Also included are an index and a list of selected references.


Stability and Control

The authors, widely known for their contributions to airplane design and development, have captured both the technological progress and the excitement of this important facet of aviation. This updated edition includes new developments in propulsion-controlled aircraft, fly-by-wire technology, redundancy management, applications, and safety. It is profusely illustrated with photographs and figures, and includes brief biographies of noted stability and control figures along with a core bibliography. Introduction to Aircraft Flight Mechanics, Second Edition revises and expands this acclaimed, widely adopted textbook. Outstanding for use in undergraduate aeronautical engineering curricula, it is written for those first encountering the topic by clearly explaining the concepts and derivations of equations involved in aircraft flight mechanics. It begins with a review of basic aerodynamics and propulsion and continues through aircraft performance, equations of motion, static stability, linearizing equations of motion, dynamic stability, classical feedback control, stability and control augmentation, Bode, state space, and special topics. The second edition also features insights about the A-10 based upon the author s career experience with this aircraft.
First written in 1949, this is a classic text in aeronautical engineering. It covers airplane performance in reciprocating engine craft, propeller performance, as well as aircraft stability and control. This is an excellent book for the professional and the serious amateur aircraft maker. It is written in a straightforward and easy to understand manner. To get the most out of this book, readers should have an understanding of differential calculus. Designed to prepare students to become aeronautical engineers who can face new and challenging situations. Retaining the same philosophy as the two preceding editions, this update emphasizes basic principles rooted in the physics of flight, essential analytical techniques along with typical stability and control realities.In keeping with current industry practice, flight equations are presented in dimensional state-vector form. The chapter on closed-loop control has been greatly expanded with details on automatic flight control systems. Uses a real jet transport (the Boeing 747) for many numerical and worked-out examples.
Adverse aircraft-pilot coupling (APC) events include a broad set of undesirable and sometimes hazardous phenomena that originate in anomalous interactions between pilots and aircraft. As civil and military aircraft technologies advance, interactions between pilots and aircraft are becoming more complex. Recent accidents and other incidents have been attributed to adverse APC in military aircraft. In addition, APC has been implicated in some civilian incidents.
This book evaluates the current state of knowledge about adverse APC and processes that may be used to eliminate it from military and commercial aircraft. It was written for technical, government, and administrative decisionmakers and their technical and administrative support staffs; key technical managers in the aircraft manufacturing and operational industries; stability and control engineers; aircraft flight control system designers; research specialists in flight control, flying qualities, human factors; and technically knowledgeable lay readers.
The essential interdependence of subjects from several disciplines has been emphasized; study is simplified by a comprehensive index. The book emphasizes practical insight into of flight physics, though the authors have not sacrificed mathematical rigor in order to simplify. Numerous graphical illustrations, diagrams and photographs are included for clarification. The book contains a brief history of aviation technology, as well as many notes referring to those who founded the science of flight physics.

Aircraft Systems

Winner of the AIAA Summerfield Book Award and the Aviation/Space Writers Association Award of Excellence, this best-selling textbook presents the entire process of aircraft conceptual design-from requirements definition to initial sizing, configuration layout, analysis, sizing, optimization, and trade studies. Widely used in industry and government aircraft design groups, Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach is also the design text at major universities around the world. A virtual encyclopedia of engineering, it is known for its completeness, easy-to-read style, and real-world approach to the process of design.

In this sixth edition Dan Raymer has expanded and updated his presentation of fast-moving technologies, added lots of new material, and re-written introductory material to make it even more 'user-friendly.' Given the ever-growing importance of electric propulsion, he has added a whole new chapter entitled Electric Aircraft. This presents technologies, design-to guidance, and rules of thumb, and offers electric aircraft performance and sizing equations derived in a format familiar to those designing conventionally-powered airplanes.

This encyclopedic book covers every topic necessary to the understanding of aircraft design. Preliminary sizing, aerodynamics, structures, stability and control, propulsion, configuration layout, performance, cost analysis, and much more are all presented starting from first principles and building to a set of tools allowing the reader to actually do a realistic job of aircraft conceptual design. All topics are presented from the point of view of the aircraft designer, not the specialist in any given topic area.

After 19 chapters detailing the way to design 'normal' aircraft, Raymer concludes with four more chapters describing the design of more-exotic flight vehicles including electric aircraft, helicopters, vertical takeoff jets, hypersonic aircraft, launch vehicles, airships, flying wings, forward-swept wings, asymmetric airplanes, and much more. Enjoy!

Technology is ever-changing -- in the field of aircraft avionics, new systems may require a different approach to testing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revises its regulatory material as a result of system updates and therefore requirements for airworthiness testing also need to be updated.

Test and Evaluation of Aircraft Avionics and Weapon Systems, 2nd Edition is a unique training book which serves as both a text and practical reference for all personnel involved in avionics and weapons system evaluation and testing, in the air and on the ground. Whether training pilots and personnel or planning to test systems, this book provides readers with the fundamentals and practical information needed to get the job done.

This new edition has been updated and expanded to offer additional chapter exercises plus three new chapters;

  • UAV technology has exploded on the scene, therefore creating a high demand for a guide to UAV testing,
  • Operational Test and Evaluation is a specialised form of testing accomplished by the end-user before final acceptance of the product,
  • Night Vision Systems and Helmet Mounted Displays are also newer technologies advanced in the revised edition.

The only text of its kind and required reading for anyone involved in design of air combat vehicles, aircraft combat survivability is an established design discipline for U.S. military aircraft. More importantly, survivability is now an essential part of the U.S. Department of Defense acquisition process. Furthermore, improving public health, safety, and survivability is now woven throughout the civil and commercial sectors. From infant car seats to the design of aircraft cargo bay structures that can withstand internal bomb blasts, the U.S. Government is establishing survivability standards. The extensively illustrated 2nd edition presents the fundamentals of the aircraft combat survivability design discipline as defined by the DoD military standards and acquisition processes. It provides the history of, the concepts for, and the assessment methodology and the design technology for the combat survivability analysis and design of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, UAVs, and missiles. Each chapter specifies learning objectives; stresses important points; and includes notes, references, bibliography and questions.


Flight Test Engineering

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This volume provides a thorough overview on the implications of new technologies in the planning and shaping of cost effective flight testing, and the skill requirements of the work force. The value of the book is enhanced by a series of figures and chronological tables. Flight testing is a complex process. It requires many different technical skills, as well as good judgement in managing the process. Full scale flight tests are required to provide the credibility designers need to create the latest technological advances. The contents of this book emphasise how risks can be minimized by careful test planning. Flight testing piloted and unmanned aerospace vehicles is an interdisciplinary process fundamental to the development of new systems and to the advancement of aeronautical knowledge. Engineers from all branches of the engineering sciences are needed to successfully put a new system through a thorough and complete flight test program. 

The measurement of performance during an airplane's flight testing is one of the more important tasks to be accomplished during its development, as it impacts both the airplane's safety and its marketability. Performance sells airplanes. This book discusses performance for both propeller-driven and jet aircraft. However, its principal emphasis is on propeller-driven aircraft, because much of the methodology for testing of propeller-driven aircraft has been lost with time.The book is intended as a text for those teaching courses in fixed-wing flight testing. It is also a reference for those involved in flight test on a daily basis or those who need knowledge of flight testing to manage those activities. The book is divided into three sections. The first two sections–Performance, and Stability and Control–are arranged so that they might be taught as a semester course at the upper-level undergraduate or graduate level. The third section, Hazardous Flight Tests, provides information based upon more than 30 years of experience in performing and directing such tests and serves as a valuable reference.

This revised edition clearly presents introductory and advanced concepts in telemetry systems, with an emphasis on digital communications. The book helps the reader to perform link analysis for the design of a communications link, create a FM/FM preemphasis schedule systematically to develop an algorithmic code to perform this function, and design PCM/FM telemetry systems to meet a specific BER and bit rate. Learn how to design the transmitting and receiving system with respect to filter bandwidth specifications, and analyze the link which will be used to test the vehicle and basically evaluate the system from end to end, predicting the bit error rate. Brand new chapters on range telemetry, industrial telemetry, and commercial security have been added. Moreover, this up-to-date resource explores future telemetry systems with enhanced spectral efficiencies such as QPSK, Feher's patented FQPSK, Enhanced FQPSK, M-ary FSK and M-ary PSK.