Accession Number : AD0602509

Title :   PROJECTED SYMBOLIC DISPLAYS FOR GENERAL AIRCRAFT,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : BAXTER,J. R.

Report Date : MAR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The projected symbolic display concept has gained increased support as a means of providing instrument information in a form wholly compatible with visual information from the outside world. Several such displays have been proposed for large transport aircraft and, in this report, the practicability of a simplified version for general aircraft is examined in detail. There are two separate approaches to the simplification of the display-one based on the use of ILS information to locate the runway symbol and the other on the use of ground beacons. Even after gross simplifications of the equipment, either type of simplified projected display appears to have substantial advantages over a standard instrument panel. The type based on ground beacons would seem to provide the better aid for the pilot, but the basic equipment will not be fully developed for some years. An early start on the flight evaluation of a simplified projected display based on ILS has been recommended. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT), (*INSTRUMENT LANDINGS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), INSTRUMENT PANELS, FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, BEACONS, APPROACH INDICATORS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, AUSTRALIA, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE