A Helicopter Flight Performance System Using an LSI Microprocessor.
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The report presents the development of a helicopter gross weight calculator. Required qualities for aircraft system components such as durability, reliability, and low weight are met using an LSI micro-processor. The prototype system which was developed weighs approximately four pounds and has approximate dimensions of 7 inches x 5 inches x 12 inches. The cost estimate for the system is less than 350. The calculator solution is based on the solution technique currently being used by Naval aviators which is obtained from nomographs in the aircraft NATOPS manual. Minor modifications are required to make this system applicable to different helicopter types. A listing of the calculator program and a discussion of the prototypes operation are included. Author
- Computer Programming and Software
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