THE EFFECTS OF WIND SHEAR ON AIRCRAFT FLIGHT PATH AND METHODS FOR REMOTE SENSING AND REPORTING OF WIND SHEAR AT AIRPORTS

Strong wind shear can cause large flight path disturbances with modern jet transport aircraft. The meteorological conditions causing wind shear and aircraft response to wind shear are described in general terms to provide a basic understanding of the wind shear phenomenon. The dynamic response of an aircraft/pilot system to wind shear is explained based on one hundred approaches flown with a simple flight simulator in very strong wind shear. The basic philosophy of flight control displays and integrated automatic flight control systems is discussed with regard to enhanced flight path and airspeed control under extreme wind shear conditions. Wind shear remote sensors now under development are briefly described with their limitations, advantages and disadvantages. A complete description of an airborne display for wind shear information and a proposed acoustic Doppler installation in an airport environment conclude the present investigation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Toronto

    Institute for Aerospace Studies, 4925 Dufferin Road
    Toronto, Ontario  Canada  M5S 1A1
  • Authors:
    • Beaulieu, G
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181676
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UTIAS-TN-216
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM