Accession Number:

AD0411600

Title:

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE U.K. IN FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Developments in panel mounted head down flight instruments are described. The achievement of increased integration of instrument indications together with the use of a flight director indicating demanded action by the pilot by instrumental techniques which separate the functions of sensing, computation and display are discussed. Further simplification of the pilots task by super-position of essential elements of the instrument field on the external field, using optical projection of collimated information onto a reflector plate of the windscreen hear up display, is also described. The addition to normal flight instrument indications of a pictorial topographical display of ground position and track by optical projection of micro colour transparencies of maps as a continuous automatic plotting facility is described.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE