jueves, 2 de junio de 2022

EEUU y los ekranoplanos

 EEUU

A veces da la sensación de que EEUU quiere Ekranoplanos pero que no se decide vete a saber porqué. De nuevo vuelven a la carga:




Se trata del Liberty Lifter, una suerte de ekranoplano al que oficialmente, sin duda, no le denominarán así. Lo saca a colación la agencia DARPA.




De nuevo DARPA pretende validar el concepto de transporte pesado de alta velocidad bajo estas premisas evolutivas:

Extended Maritime Operations: Emphasis will be placed on operating in turbulent sea states by creating high-lift abilities at low speeds to reduce wave impact load during takeoff/landing, and innovative design solutions to absorb wave forces. In addition, the project will address risks of vehicle collision during high-speed operation in congested environments. Finally, the aim is for the vehicle to operate at sea for weeks at a time without land-based maintenance activities.

Full-Scale Affordable Production: Construction will prioritize low-cost, easy-to-fabricate designs over exquisite, low-weight concepts. Materials should be more affordable than those in traditional aircraft manufacturing and available to be purchased in large quantities.

Complex Flight and Sea Surface Controls: Advanced sensors and control schemes will be developed to avoid large waves and to handle aero/hydro-dynamic interactions during takeoff/landing.

 

Sólo podemos esperar a ver si sale adelante o si no pasa de la mesa de diseño.



Otra entrada relacionada:

¿ Es el Boeing Pelican un Ekranoplano ?


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