Accession Number : AD0781409

Title :   Installation and Validation of an Airborne Data Acquisition System Aboard a Cessna 310H Use as a Flying Laboratory.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Broadhurst,William Thomas

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : Installation and evaluation of a proposed airborne data acquisition system was accomplished for use aboard the Aeronautical Engineering Department's Cessna 310H. This flying laboratory was obtained for use with the two-course series in flight evaluation techniques to enable students to employ actual flight test methods and to gain an insight into the problems and limitations of flight testing. Static and dynamic analyses were performed on the aircraft's pitot-static boom, and a method was found to dampen vibration of the boom in flight. System calibration procedures were formulated, and the system was tested throughout the flight envelope of the aircraft. The system was found to provide satisfactory data for classroom work and will certainly improve as additional sensors are added. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Data acquisition, *Flight testing, Flying laboratories, Airborne, Utility aircraft, Theses, Aeronautical booms, Detectors

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE