Accession Number : ADA119580


Title :   HP-41CV Flight Performance Advisory System (FPAS) for the E-2C, E-2B, and C-2A Aircraft


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Jun 1982


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Ferrell, Dennis R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a119580.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 153


Abstract : This report describes follow-on work performed under the auspices of AE 4900, Directed Studies in Aeronautical Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School, to complement the original design of a Flight Performance Advisory System (FPAS) for the E-2C aircraft. The original design fulfilled the requirements of AE 3001, Aircraft Energy Conservation. AE 3001, offered in the Fall Quarter 1981, and conducted by Professor Allen E. Fuhs, was sponsored in part by the Naval Air Development Center (NADC). NADC desired to obtain the input of several fleet experienced aviators in order to design program code for the HP-41CV handheld, programmable calculator that would benefit pilots by providing them with fuel efficiency parameters in flight. Calculators were made available to the participants with the proviso that a completed and operable code for each aircraft be submitted by the end of the academic quarter, September 1981. Upon completion of the E-2C program, attempts were made to use the calculator in flight. One test was conducted informally in an E-2C at RVAW-110, NAS Miramar. Unfortunately, the voltage field induced in the cockpit by the main lobe of the radar passing over the cockpit caused the calculator to cease functioning. The need to devise shielding for the calculator, plus the desire to simplify and improve the existing code lead to this effort.


Descriptors :   *FUEL CONSUMPTION , *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , COCKPITS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , WIND , THESES , HAND HELD , CALCULATORS , AIRCRAFT LANDINGS , ENERGY CONSERVATION , FLOW CHARTING , REGRESSION ANALYSIS , CODING , PROFILES , NAVAL AIRCRAFT , INFLIGHT


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software
      Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE