NASA SATS twin boom aircraft

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Hi,

the NASA SATS (Small aircraft Transportation System) is
a twin boom small jet aircraft project,it is intended to use
in near all-weather conditions.

http://www.asc.nasa.gov/projects/sats.html
 

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Thanks for this new one! ;D
while, uh... the rear part is twin-boom but with the canard, the whole may be triplex-boom... :-\

Sorry I cannot translate in English my whole site about twin-boom definition
http://cmeunier.chez-alice.fr/bipoutre.htm
but it is not simple...
 
Artist's impression of NASA-FAA Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) circa 2000.

From NASA Images:
SATS aircraft from takeoff to landing. Artist's concept illustrates NASA-FAA Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS).
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Source: http://www.nasaimages.org
 

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dannydale said:
This little "yellow racer" is very interesting, and deserves a few questions:
- is this an amateurish design for dreaming or a true project to be built and flown?
- why is the picture named "UDF Aircraft wip 1"?
- your drawing has not the little nose foreplanes that the NASA plane has, have you considered this possibility? or why not?
 
Purely amateur design. It's called UDF Aircraft for its UnDucted Fan (what we call a propfan or open rotor these days), and it was a work in progress at the time, but I never got around to making new versions until it was done. I haven't considered canards, but I see no reason why the plane cannot have them.

EDIT: Also, my design has zero relation to the NASA SATS design beyond coincidence or convergent evolution.
 
This looks like part of that Highway In The Sky scheme they explored some time back. I'm sure that we are not ready for that. Just look at the way people act on the freeways then imagine those people at the controls of aircraft.
 

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