Accession Number : AD0807591

Title :   RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF A CONTROL-DISPLAY SUBSYSTEM FOR A TACTICAL V/STOL WEAPON SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 65-May 66,

Corporate Author : LEAR SIEGLER INC GRAND RAPIDS MI INSTRUMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Fellinger, Jerry G. ; Hardwicke, Roger M.

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : This report describes a 12-month study effort to investigate the requirements of V/STOL control-display systems. During the evaluation phase a fixed-base, dynamic simulator was used to represent a V/STOL aircraft with four lift engines and two cruise engines. The low speed flight regimes, particularly the landing transition, received primary emphasis. Controlled experiments were conducted to evaluate four separate hover indicator concepts including horizontal situation indicator, cathode ray tube, attitude director indicator, and electroluminescent cross-grid displays. These experiments indicated that IFR approaches with V/STOL aircraft can be made safely and efficiently and that the control-display system has a significant effect of fuel consumption, landing site requirements, and pilot performance in making landing approaches. Results of Integrated Flight Control System requirements analysis are discussed and preliminary designs of flight director and autopilot systems are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS), (*SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, INSTRUMENT PANELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER LOGIC, ATTITUDE INDICATORS, COURSE INDICATORS, HOVERING, CATHODE RAY TUBES, TACTICAL WEAPONS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, INSTRUMENT LANDINGS, FLIGHT SPEED INDICATORS.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE