Conceptual Design Studies for a Hybrid Wing Body Aircraft

  title={Conceptual Design Studies for a Hybrid Wing Body Aircraft},
  author={Michael T. Tong and Scott W. Jones and William J. Haller and Robert F. Handschuh},
Worldwide concerns of air quality and climate change have made environmental protection one of the most critical issues in aviation today. NASA’s current Fundamental Aeronautics research program is directed at three generations of aircraft in the near, mid and far term, with initial operating capability around 2015, 2020, and 2030, respectively. Each generation has associated goals for fuel burn, NOx, noise, and field-length reductions relative to today’s aircrafts. The research for the 2020… CONTINUE READING