CONCEPT FOR AN INTEGRATED NAVIGATION AND FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT

THE E NTRY of the supersonic transport into scheduled airline operations will require more effective means for navigation, guidance and control from take-off to touch-down than those presently in use. A system concept to meet these requirements is described which makes use of an all-inertial (and hence self-contained) navigation system operating with an integrated automatic flight control system to provide accurate and continuous navigation, guidance and control for all phases of flight. Methods of accomplishing the guidance and control functions in the integrated system are generally described, including its use with existing aids to permit landings under all weather conditions. Consideration is given to the applicability of adaptive control techniques and some of the advantages to be gained thereby. The discussion includes the use of the system as an improved take-off monitor and as an aid landing-roll and runway exit operations. The versatility of the integrated system in the enroute operating mode is also discussed in terms of destination changes and the instantaneous transfer to and from differing levels of automation for the various functions at the election of the pilot.

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  • Authors:
    • Hursh, J
    • Trueblood, R
  • Publication Date: 1964-9

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  • Accession Number: 00074068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol II, No 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM