ANIP FLIGHT PATH GENERATOR FINAL REPORT AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS: PHASE II.
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC EL SEGUNDO CALIF
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The purpose of the Flight Path Generator is to draw, on the display plane, a perspective picture of a command flight path which is oriented in space with respect to the aircraft. The drawing of this perspective picture is an exact mathematical transformation of the flight path onto the display plane. This flight path has six degrees of freedom and is made up of a series of elements, circles, of prescribed radius and spacing located on a hypothetical surface in space which is referred to as the flight path plane. The flight path generator just completed by General Electric has accomplished the following objectives a The mathematical analysis of the flight path has been completed and checked out in an actual implementation which can be used for human engineering evaluation. The implementation has six degrees of freedom and allows full 360-degree rotation through all aircraft angles. b Digital techniques were used to implement the principal part of the computation to allow for improved compatibility with the central computer. This also simplifies the step to micro packaging for a flyable version. c Use of the general building block approach with pluggable interwiring allows the equipment to be easily reprogrammed. d Standard analog building blocks have been developed for use as output devices which can operate over an extended temperature range. This minimizes the amount of redesign that would be necessary for a flyable version. Author
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