Accession Number:

AD0750829

Title:

Altimetry Display Study. Part 1. Summary Report.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Within aviation today, several different altimeter displays are used opinion as to their readability varies and, some aircraft accidents have been attributed to altitude errors. In an effort to specifically assess this situation so that any required actions could be initiated, a four-part altimetry study was made, including Part Two - An accident analysis by Flight Safety Foundation, to determine whether altimetry is a frequent causal factor Part Three - A review of altimetry R and D by NAFEC, to establish the superiority of certain displays and Part Four - A survey of the current display population and an estimation of improvement costs by MITRE, to determine the impact of a mandated change. Part One presents the overall altimetry study conclusions and recommendations as drawn from the results of the other three study parts taken together. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE