Accession Number:

AD0855874

Title:

Reliability Evaluation of a Mechanical Stability Augmentation System for Helicopters

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1967-Dec 1968

Corporate Author:

DYNASCIENCES CORP BLUE BELL PA

Report Date:

1969-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

The report presents the results of a reliability evaluation of a flightworthy, compact, lightweight three-axis mechanical stability augmentation system MSAS for helicopters. The MSAS consists of the Dynagyro, a two-axis coulomb damped gyroscope, and the Heading Assist Gyro, a single-axis spring- damped rate gyroscope. As part of this program, a prototype flightworthy model of the MSAS was designed, fabricated and extensively tested to evaluate the reliability and maintainability of the system.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE