Accession Number : AD0840266

Title :   VERTICAL SITUATION DISPLAY FOR VTOL SIMULATOR.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 66-14 Feb 68,

Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP NORWALK CT NORDEN DIV

Personal Author(s) : Waksberg, Irving ; Malherio, Jaime ; Watkins, Samuel

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The equipment was designed and fabricated to provide a Vertical Situation Display (VSD) for a VTOL simulator. It consists of an Indicator Unit containing a 12-inch (diagonal) CRT which may be mounted in the simulator cockpit and a floor-mounted cabinet which contains all function generating circuitry, power supplies, etc. The display was designed to provide information, required for 'flying' the simulator, in the form of various numeric tapes and proportional cues. These display elements are all generated electronically, with the exception of roll which is provided by a servo driven yoke, for display on a standard TV raster. Switches on the front panel may be used to blank any desired combination of the electronically generated display elements. This should permit great flexibility in experimental human factors work. Space is available for circuit expansion of approximately twenty percent. Commercial monitors may be used to provide additional remote displays (less roll), since a TV raster has been utilized. The VSD should, therefore, be a good quality and flexible tool for simulator experimental work. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT SIMULATORS), (*FLIGHT SIMULATORS, TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS), CATHODE RAY TUBES, COCKPITS, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, SWEEP GENERATORS.

Subject Categories : V/STOL
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE