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VTOL Flight Investigation to Develop a Decelerating Instrument Approach Capability
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1969 by SAE International in United States
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The inability of available situation displays to provide a decelerating instrument approach capability to a hover led to a flight research program in which control-command information was displayed for three degrees of freedom. The test aircraft (NASA's CH-46C in-flight simulator) was stabilized with high-gain attitude command system. Using this system, the pilot was able to decelerate the aircraft to a hover while simultaneously following a 6 deg glidepath. Although these tests demonstrate the potential of this concept, a number of factors, including adequate integration of command and situation information, were identified as affecting pilot acceptance of the system.
CitationGarren, J., Kelly, J., and Sommer, R., "VTOL Flight Investigation to Develop a Decelerating Instrument Approach Capability," SAE Technical Paper 690693, 1969, https://doi.org/10.4271/690693.
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