Accession Number : AD0613523

Title :   STATE OF THE ART FOR V/STOL CONTROL DISPLAY.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.

Corporate Author : LEAR SIEGLER INC GRAND RAPIDS MI INSTRUMENT DIV

Report Date : OCT 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : A survey was conducted to establish the 'state-of-the-art' in V/STOL control-display development and application. Visitations were made to fifteen United States firms and government agencies actively engaged in V/STOL development and data correlated with reported European V/STOL development. Most research activity to date has been concerned with propulsion feasibility and aircraft aerodynamic characteristics with little emphasis on control-display sub-systems analysis. Some V/STOL simulation has been conducted, primarily in the areas of altitude control during the hover phase. Areas requiring intensive control-display analysis to fully utilize the unique V/STOL capabilities include: engine instrumentation, low air speed sensing and display, wing stall condition and angle of attack during transition phases, visibility requirements, and terminal guidance requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, *SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, SIMULATION, AIRCRAFT ENGINES, INSTRUMENTATION, HOVERING, FLIGHT TESTING.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE