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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Guidance and Control Panel Symposium, 17-20 Oct 77, Dayton, OH.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Advisory Group Aerospace Research and Development

    7 Rue Ancelle
    92 Neuilly-sur-Seine,   France 
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 317 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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