FAA All Weather Landing Simulation Studies - Development of Pilot Orientation Film for Low Visibility Landings.
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY INST OF TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
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The report summarizes the activity of the project in achieving the task objective of developing a film suitable for pilot orientation for low visibility landings. To complete the task, the degree of realism that could be obtained in the Fog Chamber was greatly heightened by modifications to the runway surface i.e., in-setting runway lights, improving surface texture and markings, and increasing contrast at edge of runway, providing 6 degrees of motion to the 35 mm camera on a programmable basis in order that aircraft flight trajectories could be matched from simulator to Fog Chamber, and improvement in the fog control system for uniform high and low density fogs. Techniques were developed to use existing aircraft training simulators to provide filmed instrumented approaches, these then to be used as the basis for the aircraft flight trajectory information, and showing by visual means the actual aircraft performance under approach conditions as indicated by the instruments. Modified author abstract
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