Flight Test Demonstration of Automatic Landings Based on Microwave Landing System Guidance.
Final rept. Mar-May 76,
AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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This report describes the USAF participation in the gathering of data for the United States submission to the International Civil Aviation Organization of a Non-Visual Precision Approach and Landing System for International Aviation. The report contains data on Time Referenced Scanning Beam Microwave Landing System accuracy, as recorded on the test aircraft during automatic approaches and landings. The report contains information on aircraft performance and pilot acceptance for performing automatic MLS instrument approaches and landings. The USAF modified T-39 aircraft was capable of flying fully coupled and automatic curved and segmented approaches through landing using TRSB MLS data. The purpose of the flight testing was to demonstrate an inherent TRSB MLS capability rather than to provide a great amount of MLS accuracy or performance data. Author
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Air Navigation and Guidance