Accession Number : AD0627294

Title :   TECHNIQUES FOR CALCULATING THE ABILITY OF AN AIRCRAFT TO CORRECT FOR COMBINATIONS OF LATERAL OFFSETS AND HEADING ERRORS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 25 Apr-10 Jun 65,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS ENGINEERING GROUP WRIGHT- PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Griffin, John M.

Report Date : OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Three analytical methods are derived for calculating lateral distance and heading error combinations that an aircraft can correct with lateral control inputs. The techniques for calculating the maximum correctable errors are based on lateral-directional dynamics with a static, geometric analysis to assure compliance with an aircraft's longitudinal maneuvering capabilities. The analyses are developed using the power approach configuration as an illustration to present the derivation and to show how aircraft maneuverability and pilot operating limits dictate the problem boundaries. Computer techniques are emphasized as the means for the mathematical solutions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT, MANEUVERABILITY), FLIGHT, ERRORS, CORRECTIONS, LANDING, STABILITY, RUNWAYS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE