CONCEPT FOR AN INTEGRATED NAVIGATION AND FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SST

John W. Hursh and Ralph B. Trueblood

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The entry of the supersonic ransport into scheduled airline operations will required more effective means for navigation, guidance and control from take-off to touch-down than those presently in use. A system concept to meet these requirements is described which makes use of an all-inertial (and hence self-contained) navigation system operating with an integrated automatic flight control system to provide accurate and continuous navigation, guidance and control for al phases of flight. Methods of accomplishing the guidance and control functions in the integrated system are generally described, including its use with existing aids to permit landing under all weahter conditions. Consideration is given to the applicability of adactive control techniques and some of the advantages to be gained thereby. The discussion includes the use of the system as an improved take-off monitor and as an aid in landing-roll and runway exit operations. The versatility of the integrated system in teh enroute operating mode is also discussed in terms of destination changes and teh instantaneous transfer to and from differing levels of outomation for the various functions at the election of the pilot.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 11, Number 3
Pages: 260 - 258
Cite this article: Hursh, John W., Trueblood, Ralph B., "CONCEPT FOR AN INTEGRATED NAVIGATION AND FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SST", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 11, No. 3, Fall 1964, pp. 260-258.
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