Accession Number : ADD012077

Title :   Glide Slope Indicator System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wyatt,Ivan S ; Task,Harry L

Report Date : 19 Nov 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A glide slope indicator system in which light from an incoming aircraft's landing light is shaped by spherical/cylindrical lens combination into a line image which strikes a linear photodiode array. By determining which photodiode in the array the center of the line image strikes, the glide slope angle can be determined. An appropriate signal is communicated to the pilot via a pair of indicator lights mounted on the runway depending upon whether the aircraft is above, below or on the desired glide slope angle.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *GLIDE SLOPE, *INDICATOR LIGHTS, RUNWAYS, GLIDE PATH SYSTEMS, APPROACH, ANGLES, PHOTODETECTORS, LANDING LIGHTS

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE