Accession Number : AD0697024

Title :   PILOT EXTERNAL VISIBILITY CRITERIA AND DESIGN AIDS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jul 66-1 Dec 67,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Roberts,Edward O.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Several factors influencing external visibility criteria for aerospace vehicles are discussed. Design aids and tools are developed to aid the crew station designer confronted with providing external vision. A computer program is listed for generating various visibility plots on a CALCOMP or a SC-4020 cathode-ray tube plotting machine. Transformation information is presented to plot planar windows formed from straight lines and/or circles. To show the application of the design aids and the computer program, a conceptual high L/D lifting body vehicle configuration was used throughout the report as an example. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIFTING REENTRY VEHICLES, DESIGN), (*AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, *VISIBILITY), (*DESIGN, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), GLASS, TRANSPARENT PANELS, SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, SUBROUTINES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE