STUDY AND DESIGN OF FLIGHT DATA RECORDING SYSTEMS FOR MILITARY AIRCRAFT
Investigation of aircraft wreckage does not provide crash investigators with adequate information. Crash-protected flight recorder data is invaluable when determining accident cause factors. Inertial navigation systems provide an excellent source of highly accurate flight parameters. Nonvolatile solid state memory is available which can replace failure prone magnetic tape recording in flight recorder systems. Microprocessors are available with the capability of compressing flight data for solid state memory storage. Data compression trials indicate that a flight data recording system using microcomputer preprocessing and nonvolatile solid state memory is feasible.
Naval Postgraduate School1 University Circle
Monterey, CA USA 93943
- Baetz, L N
- Publication Date: 1976-6
- Pagination: 128 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft crashes; Crash investigation; Data storage; Feasibility analysis; Flight recorders; Inertial navigation systems; Information retrieval; Information storage and retrieval systems; Instrumentation; Memory devices; Microcomputers; Military aircraft; Protection; Recording; Solid state electronics; Theses
- Old TRIS Terms: Recording systems
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00143599
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MA Thesis
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 17 1977 12:00AM