Accession Number:

ADA578245

Title:

F-16D Pacer Calibration Techniques (SPEED PACER)

Descriptive Note:

Technical information memo. 7-16 Sep 2011

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA

Report Date:

2012-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

This technical information memorandum documents the results of the investigation of various techniques and data analysis methods to calibrate the AFFTC F-16D pacer aircraft. Testing was requested by the Flight Systems Integration Test Squadron, 773 TSENF. The responsible test organization was the 412th Test Wing, located at the AFFTC, Edwards AFB, California. The test execution organization was the USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB. Testing was conducted by the Speed Pacer Test Management TMP team at Edwards AFB from 7 through 16 September 2011 and testing consisted of nine sorties 17.4 flight hours. The overall test objective was to compare the calibration techniques and data analysis methods for the pacer aircraft. The test aircraft was modified with an additional flight test total temperature probe mounted on the left wingtip to compare calibrations at both locations. Additionally, a new atmospheric truth source method was used, which included data from multiple balloons released from different points to map atmospheric variations. Test methodology focused on comparing the possible combinations of truth source data, calibration flight test techniques, data reduction methods, and calibrated sources for both temperature and position corrections. All test objectives were met.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE