EVALUATION OF DIGITAL ALTIMETER SETTING INDICATORS

Altimeter setting values disseminated to the pilot are currently obtained from nonelectronic (aneroid) dial and pointer indicators. Electronic systems with potential for continuous sensing of ambient atmospheric pressure and subsequent conversion to altimeter setting values and remoting to multiple digital displays were tested for warmup, accuracy, temperature, line voltage, and stability. Data on the results obtained and the test procedures are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  United States 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Frack, R
    • Schlatter, E E
    • Bernstein, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-74-46 Final Rpt., FAA-RD-75-81
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM