AUTOMATED TESTING OF FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS
The paper discusses present-day specifications for such flight instruments as altimeters, air-data computers, and air-speed indicators, which involve hundreds of calibration test points. Manual inspection of instruments of this type requires highly skilled personnel and a significant investment in terms of direct-labor man-hours. Several automated punched-tape-controlled systems for flight-instrument testing have been designed to reduce the costs of manual inspection.
- SME Tech Paper Series EM, Misc Tech Paper-Book 1.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers20501 Ford Road
Dearborn, MI USA 48128
- Muhs, D P
- Publication Date: 1976-12
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Airborne navigational aids; Altimeters; Applications; Calibration; Computers; Costs; Flight tests; Information processing; Inspection; Instrument flying; Maintenance; Measuring instruments; Personnel; Specifications; Testing
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft instruments
- Old TRIS Terms: Flight instruments
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Finance; Maintenance and Preservation; Research; Society; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00172741
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SME EM76-974
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM