FLIGHT EXPERIMENTS TO IMPROVE TERMINAL AREA OPERATIONS

A brief description is given of the objectives and activities of the terminal configured vehicle (TCV) program and of some of the airborne facilities. A short analysis of some particular problems of CTOL operations in the terminal area is also presented to show how the program's technical objectives are related to the defined problems. The test aircraft was flown both manually and automatically with manual monitoring over paths including 130 deg intercepts and 2.0 km (1.1. n. mi.) and 0.8 km (0.44 n. mi.) finals. Some statistical data are presented from these and other flight profiles designed to address specific terminal in the next biennium and their application to the terminal area. A description of work being undertaken to study the addition of adjacent traffic information to present map displays is also given.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the CTOL Transport Technology Conference, Hampton, Virginia 28 Feb.-3 Mar. 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hampton, VA  USA  23665
  • Authors:
    • Salmirs, S
    • Morello, S A
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-78685 Conf Paper, L-12235
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM