SYNTHESIZED ADI FOR PITCH-SCALE APPRAISAL
Technical rept., 5 Nov 1965-30 Jun 1966
GENERAL PRECISION INC BINGHAMTON NY LINK GROUP
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A Photographic Instrument Synthesizer System was developed to provide an economical approach to the evaluation of new concepts in aircraft instrument design. The synthesizer system presents these concepts in the form of a 16 mm motion picture which enables instrument designers to view a proposed instrument in a dynamic mode prior to prototype development. Six studies were conducted synthesizing an attitude director indicator ADI for a variety of pitch-scale appraisals. An iterative approach was used to develop the instrument concept. Each film was revised to incorporate the changes recommended from the appraisal of each preceding film. The report provides an engineering description of the six instrument concepts and discusses the results of each film review. The first four concepts are concerned with modifying the aircraft symbol to increase pitch scale readability. The last two concepts are concerned with an expanded pitch scale superimposed on the attitude sphere. The intent of these concepts is to provide information to aid instrument designers in developing an ADI with increased readability.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation