Any required flight or navigation data may be generated on a phosphorescent screen by an electronic beam. These cathode ray tube (CRT) display systems have significant advantages as well as some drawbacks. The results are given of the French Government's tests of head-up and head-down displays in piloting and navigation. This brief overview shows that by electronic display systems, the pilot's workload can be reduced while ensuring a higher safety level. It is noted that it seems appropriate to use a rudimentary automatic pilot monitored in flight by head-down equipment and on approach by a head-up system. Also, it would be in the interest of safety to keep the pilot in the flight control loop.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Civil Aviation Organization

    Attn: Document Sales Unit, 999 University Street
    Montreal, PQ  Canada  H3C 5H7
  • Authors:
    • Jacquot, B
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 12-17
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1980 12:00AM