SOFIA Aircraft Design

Paper #:
  • 975610

Published:
  • 1997-10-01
Citation:
Spoth, K., "SOFIA Aircraft Design," SAE Technical Paper 975610, 1997, https://doi.org/10.4271/975610.
Author(s):
Affiliated:
Pages:
18
Abstract:
The paper discusses the USRA/Raytheon E-Systems approach for designing and building the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft. A Boeing 747SP aircraft will be refurbished and modified to house a 2.5 meter telescope designed to make sensitive infrared measurements of a wide range of astronomical objects. USRA/Raytheon's design approach employees state-of-the-art design and analytical tools as well as flight and ground testing to ensure a safe and certifiable SOFIA aircraft.
Access
Now
SAE MOBILUS Subscriber? You may already have access.
Buy
Select
Price
List
Download
$27.00
Mail
$27.00
Members save up to 40% off list price.
Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL

Related Items

Training / Education
2013-02-20
Training / Education
2013-04-09
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-04-12