F. D. Powell

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: THE AN/GSN-5 AUTOMATIC LANDING SYSTEM, designed and fabricated by Bell Aerosystems Corporation, is a closed loop system which enables routine accomplishment of fully automatic precise lateral and vertical navigation of airplanes through final approach and touchdown with a minimum of new airborne electronic equipment. This system has performed successfully in a wide variety of environmental conditions, and over 3,000 automatic landings have been achieved in aircraft varying from small business planes and military fighters to the most modern jet transports. A variety of operational modes provide flexibility for all types of requirements, while the inherent simplicity of the system assures safety, and its adjustment capabilities minimize problems of siting.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 7, Number 1
Pages: 48 - 56
Cite this article: Powell, F. D., "THE AN/GSN-5 AUTOMATIC LANDING SYSTEM", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 1960, pp. 48-56.
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