IMP-16 HELPS SMALL PLANES FLY A STRAIGHT COURSE

At present, pilots zigzag across country from one station in the very-high-frequency omnirange navigation network to the next, for lack of equipment powerful enough to compute a direct route in real time yet small enough to fit in their general-aviation airplanes. The article describes a microprocessor called the IMP-16 which performs in real time all the calculations necessary for manual or automatic flight control making it possible for the pilot to fly straight to his destination.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  USA  10036
  • Authors:
    • Tsolis, S
  • Publication Date: 1977-6-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 147-150
  • Serial:
    • Electronics
    • Volume: 50
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: VNU BUSINESS PUBLICATIONS
    • ISSN: 0863-4989

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM