FLIGHT SIMULATION STUDY TO DETERMINE MLS LATERAL COURSE WIDTH REQUIREMENTS ON FINAL APPROACH FOR GENERAL AVIATION

An investigation of the effects of various lateral course widths and runway lengths for manual CAT I Microwave Landing System instrument approaches was carried out with instrument rated pilots in a General Aviation simulator. Data are presented on the lateral dispersion at the touchdown zone, and the middle and outer markers, for approaches to 3,000, 8,000 (and trial 12,000 foot) runway lengths with full scale angular lateral course widths of + or - 1.19 deg, + or - 2.35 deg, and + or - 3.63 deg. The distance from touchdown where the localizer deviation went to full scale was also recorded. Pilot acceptance was measured according to the Cooper-Harper rating system. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Crumrine (Ralph J)

    1621 Sunvale Drive
    Olathe, KS  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Crumrine, R J
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147024
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-137859
  • Contract Numbers: NASA ORDER A-15538-B
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM