Accession Number : AD0701641

Title :   USE OF A FLYING LABORATORY COMET AIRCRAFT FOR NAVIGATION AND RADIO EQUIPMENT TRIALS,

Corporate Author : AEROPLANE AND ARMAMENT EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT BOSCOMBE DOWN (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Dyer,G. C.

Report Date : 10 DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A permanently instrumented Comet 4C aircraft is operated exclusively for flight testing of new avionic equipment. This report describes the facilities offered by this flying laboratory; emphasis is placed on the digital trials methods appropriate to the testing of inertial navigation systems. The functions provided by a micro-miniature GEC G719 digital computer in real-time processing of information from various 'datum' sensors, and producing, in-flight, records of test equipment errors is described. The use of a 'datum' LASER altimeter for radio altimeter testing is also described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET TRANSPORT PLANES, INSTRUMENTATION), (*AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, TEST FACILITIES), (*INERTIAL NAVIGATION, TEST FACILITIES), ALTIMETERS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, DIGITAL RECORDING SYSTEMS, LASERS, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE