Accession Number : AD0768722

Title :   Evaluation of the Modified Bendix AAU 19A/A AIMS Altimeter.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTRUMENT FLIGHT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Tapia,Manuel H.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The USAF Instrument Flight Center, Research and Development Division (IFC/RD), evaluated the modified Bendix AAU 19A/A AIMS altimeter from a pilot factors point of view. The emphasis was placed on hang and lope deficiencies noted during the original IFC evaluation of the Bendix AAU 19A/A altimeter (IFC TR-73-2). Three different types of aircraft were used for the evaluation -- a T-38 was used to investigate high performance capabilities of the altimeter while another altimeter was installed in a T-39 and a third in a T-29 to evaluate the altimeters' performance in a slower airspeed regime. Experienced instructor pilots from IFC/RD and several Instrument Pilot Instructor School (IPIS) student pilots evaluated the altimeter during 45 missions totaling approximately 60 hours of flying time. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ALTIMETERS, FLIGHT TESTING), (*AIRCRAFT INTERCEPT CONTROL SYSTEMS, IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS), FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, COMPUTERS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE