SYNTHESIZED INSTRUMENT EVALUATION.
Rept. for 1 Mar-30 Apr 65,
LINK GROUP GENERAL PRECISION INC BINGHAMTON N Y
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The Photographic Instrument Synthesizer System was developed within the Simulation Facility of the Flight Dynamics Laboratory to provide an economical approach to the evaluation of new concepts in aircraft instrument design. The Synthesizer System can present these concepts in the form of a 16 mm movie and thereby reduce the need for prototype equipment. Artwork is used to represent the display elements of an instrument under consideration several elements can be combined through multiple-exposure techniques. This report reviews the first two films produced with the Instrument Synthesizer they pertain to two methods of displaying small changes in aircraft pitch angle. The first film concerns the feasibility of inscribing fine lines across the face of the standard Attitude Indicator to produce a strobe effect as the indicator moves through a small angle. The information gained from this film was subsequently incorporated in the design of an operational instrument. The second film was produced as a documentary film for presentation to the AIAA Conference in Dayton, Ohio supporting scenes of the sequence of steps in the overall operation of the Synthesizer system were included to supplement the study of the small pitch angle display problems associated with an Attitude Indicator using an electron luminescent panel to replace the standard ball. Widely spaced lines on the face of the instrument were driven as a function of altitude to display the result of a change in pitch angle. This display is most effective in the portion of the instrument above its horizon reference line. Author
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods