Accession Number : AD0754028

Title :   Development of a 'Gyro-Less' Digital Flight Director.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO UNIV ATHENS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Horwitz,David L.

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Precise aircraft control is becoming more critical with the present increasing air traffic. This research presents a new type of digital flight director which is free of gyroscopic references. This digital flight director (controller or compensator) is derived by two methods, the (root locus) trial and error method and Truxal's Method. The first method showed the feasibility of a 'gyro-less' controller. Using the second method, a digital flight director is obtained that offers precise aircraft control on a defined route. The derivation and testing of these controllers are discussed in detail in this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *NAVIGATION COMPUTERS), ATTITUDE INDICATORS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COURSE INDICATORS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, FLIGHT PATHS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE