Accession Number : ADA137815

Title :   Evaluation of Installation of Lightweight Doppler Navigation System (LDNS) in Iroquois UH-1H Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Technical investigation,

Corporate Author : AIRCRAFT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT UNIT EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Ward,L R ; McPherson,K W

PDF Url : ADA137815

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The purpose of this task was to evaluate the prototype installation of a K510A-009-01 Lightweight Doppler Navigation System (LDNS) in a UH-1H Iroquois helicopter for the utility helicopter transport and gunship missions. After initial 'shakedown' flights at Bankstown, NWS a detailed evaluation of the installation was conducted in the Adelaide and Woomera, SA areas during the period 1 to 30 June 1982. Productive flight test time totalled 24.1 flight hours, including 2.9 at night. The installation of the LDNS will significantly increase the mission effectiveness and capabilities of the RAAF UH-1H Iroquois fleet by providing crews with accurate navigation data in a readily usable format. The range of navigation information was comprehensive and well suited to both tactical and Search and Rescue (SAR) operations. The LDNS also significantly increased the operational capability of the UH-1H by enhancing Night Vision Goggle operations.

Descriptors :   *Doppler navigation, Helicopters, Search and rescue, Prototypes, Lightweight, Operational effectiveness, Navigational aids, Accuracy, Night vision, Australia, Goggles

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE