Accession Number : AD0164669
Title : Vertical Rate Reference Computer for Control of a VTOL or STOL Aircraft at a Constant Flight Path Angle.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Knemeyer,Siegfried ; Fileccia,Genese L.
Report Date : 26 MAR 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : The patent relates to a computer which derives the sine of the angle between a desired flight path and the horizontal, and thereafter derives the product of the sine and the velocity vector of the aircraft as a reference vertical rate which the aircraft must maintain to hold the flight path angle constant.
Descriptors : *Navigation computers, *Patents, Vertical takeoff aircraft, Flight paths, Automatic pilots
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE