Accession Number:

AD0432067

Title:

A STUDY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT F IMPROVED VISUAL LANDING AIDS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

HAZELTINE CORP LITTLE NECK NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-02-24

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

This report describes the findings and recommendations of a study to investigate possible methods of improving the capability and performance of visual landing aids for aircraft carriers of the U. S. Navy. The Study included observation of present carrier aircraft operations, consultation with personnel of a number of cognizant agencies, and a review of literature relating to developments in aircraft visual aids in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The data indicated a special need for improvements in visual cues for night operations. Starting with a list of possible types of visual cues, and possible installation sites for carrier visual aids, twelve new design concepts were generated. These concepts were then evaluated from the standpoints of feasibility, expected system gain, and probable magnitude of developmental effort required for implementation.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE