Accession Number : AD0428384


Title :   Evaluation of Take-Off and Landing Facility


Descriptive Note : Technical memo.


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA


Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Albert E.


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/428384.pdf


Report Date : APR 1958


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : Static and dynamic tests were conducted to evaluate the AFFTC take-off and landing facility and to establish the degree of accuracy that can be expected when the facility is employed to obtain aircraft performance data during flight testing. The most accurate position data is obtained when a two-station Askania theodolite solution is employed. It was also found that, under certain conditions, the accuracy of the data resulting from a single station Askania theodolite solution approached that of the two-station solution. The facility is described and the results of the evaluation test are presented. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING , *TEST FACILITIES , AIRCRAFT , POSITION FINDING , TAKEOFF , INSTRUMENTATION , OPTICAL TRACKING , THEODOLITES , PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDING SYSTEMS , PHOTOTHEODOLITES.


Subject Categories : V/STOL


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE