Accession Number : AD0615418

Title :   APPLICATION OF INERTIAL LOCATOR CONCEPTS TO FAA BASIC FLIGHT INSPECTION. VOLUME I.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE INSTRUMENTATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hall,Robert L. ; Hatfield,John

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : Feasibility studies were made of utilizing an airborne inertial navigation system (inertial locator equipment) to provide aircraft position information to the FAA Basic Flight Inspection System. Design objectives were established for the flight inspection of VOR, VORTAC, and TACAN stations and Instrument Landing Systems (ILS). Analyses were made, including simulated computer flights, of the capabilities of inertial equipment to perform in the flight inspection missions. Conclusions, based on assumed inertial system performance, indicate that the use of inertial locator equipment is feasible, using updating techniques for some missions. Recommendations are made for a flight demonstration program. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INERTIAL NAVIGATION, INSTRUMENTATION), (*POSITION FINDING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), DETECTORS, AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, INSTRUMENT LANDINGS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE