FLIGHT EVALUATION OF THE CONCEPT OF THE STAGE A PERIPHERAL VISION HORIZON DEVICE (PVHD) USING THE CH 135 AIRCRAFT OF 403 SQUADRON - CFB GAGETOWN

Authors
  1. Rud, R.C.
  2. Michas, R.D.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The PVHD is an aircraft flight attitude instrument which uses the principle that visual sensory orientation information reaches the brain via the peripheral visual pathways. The instrument is currently in a developmental stage but six workable models have been manufactured under contract for the Department of National Defence (DND) by Varian Canada Incorporated (VCI). In order to evaluate the concept under operational conditions, it was necessary to install the system in an aircraft and fly it under variable weather conditions in various types of missions. The CH 135 (Huey) helicopter was chosen for the conceptual flight trials and 403 Squadron (CFB Gagetown) was tasked to fly the system. The system was flown for approximately 35 hours by several different pilots under visual meteorological conditions (VMC), instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), simulated instrument flying (SIF), in many missions both day and night. TRUNCATED
Report Number
TC-80-C-60 — Technical Communication
Date of publication
15 Dec 1980
Number of Pages
8
DSTKIM No
84-01746
CANDIS No
121145
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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