As the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy start to depend more on tiltrotor aircraft operations to conduct missions, the Navy is looking for ways to better understand and predict the effect of rotor downwash, especially with the expanded use of the aircraft on various ship classes. Of particular interest to the Navy is technology being honed by Advanced Rotorcraft Technology of Sunnyvale, Calif., which, according to company president Ronald DuVal, employs a viscous vortex particle analysis ...


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