GUIDANCE AND CONTROL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR LOW-ALTITUDE AND TERMINAL-AREA FLIGHT
Future operational needs dictate that conventional and VTOL aircraft and helicopters will be operated close to the ground in a wide range of operational tasks and weather conditions. The proximity of the ground produces many common factors that apply in all such situations. In particular, these relate to the precision and modes of control of the aircraft subject to special environmental conditions near the ground, the requirements for sensing position relative to ground features and the high importance of establishing the necessary safety, integrity standards commensurate with the vulnerability to enemy defenses. This symposium presented recent state-of-the-art in technology to achieve operational capability under adverse weather conditions, and stressed the need for integrity and safety while operating in close proximity to the ground. Of interest for some are the advanced techniques in achieving direct lift control and technology to improve the aircraft resistance to disturbances such as wind shear and gust.
- Presented at the Guidance and Control Panel Symposium, 17-20 Oct 77, Dayton, OH.
Advisory Group Aerospace Research and Development7 Rue Ancelle
92 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
- Publication Date: 1978-4
- Pagination: 317 p.
- TRT Terms: Air traffic control; Altitude; Conferences; Flight control systems; Helicopters; Instrument flying; Instrument landing systems; Landing; Terminal air traffic control; Terrain avoidance radar; VTOL aircraft; Weapons; Wind shear
- Uncontrolled Terms: Low altitude; Terrain avoidance
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft landing; Airmobile operations; All weather aviation; All-weather aviation; Instrument landing; Terminal guidance; Terrain following
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Operations and Traffic Management; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00185535
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: AGARD-CP-240 Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM