Accession Number : ADD013235

Title :   Aircraft Weight and Center of Gravity Cockpit Readout System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 Oct 81, patented 31 Jul 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gilliam, Raymond J

Report Date : 31 Jul 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This patent discloses, aircraft system which provides the pilot with a continuous cockpit readout of the weight and center of gravity of an aircraft carrying an externally lifted load together with the impact on aircraft controllability of load shifts and fuel burnoff, by transmitting input signals from load cells installed in the lifting hook system, input signals from a fuel totalizer, and input data from a system keyboard to a system computer.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, *DATA DISPLAYS, *WEIGHT, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, FUEL CONSUMPTION, FLIGHT LOADS, CENTER OF GRAVITY, INFLIGHT, CONTINUOUS PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE