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