Development of a 'Gyro-Less' Digital Flight Director.
Research and development technical rept.,
OHIO UNIV ATHENS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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Precise aircraft control is becoming more critical with the present increasing air traffic. This research presents a new type of digital flight director which is free of gyroscopic references. This digital flight director controller or compensator is derived by two methods, the root locus trial and error method and Truxals Method. The first method showed the feasibility of a gyro-less controller. Using the second method, a digital flight director is obtained that offers precise aircraft control on a defined route. The derivation and testing of these controllers are discussed in detail in this report. Author