Accession Number : AD0502760

Title :   An Analytical Investigation of Low Altitude Display Systems (LADS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 24 May 65-30 Nov 66,

Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY

Personal Author(s) : Pelton, Frank M.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 447

Abstract : An analytical study was conducted using the systems approach to derive avionics systems concepts and display configurations which potentially offer improved low altitude flight capabilities. Primary consideration was given to obtaining information pertinent to the design of Terrain Following (TF), Terrain Avoidance (TA), and Navigation (NAV) display systems for use in all classes of single-place tactical air-vehicles during the low altitude penetration phase of preplanned missions. A review of operational requirements and existing capabilities indicated that a major advance in mission effectiveness is dependent on obtaining improved NAV capabilities.

Descriptors :   (*TERRAIN AVOIDANCE, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), PLANNING, LOW ALTITUDE, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), VELOCITY, AUTOMATIC, OPTIMIZATION, TERRAIN, NAVIGATION (U) HELICOPTERS, VULNERABILITY, SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, RADAR TRACKING, TARGET ACQUISITION, PENETRATION AIDS, AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE