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Digital Letdown Computer for Vertical Guidance
November 1969 (vol. 18 no. 11)
pp. 1065-1068
In the near future, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft will be flying a wide envelope of complex trajectories in the terminal area to relieve airport congestion. The digital letdown computer automatically guides a VTOL aircraft along a preselected vertical profile to the terminal area.
Index Terms:
Flaring curve, recursion formulae, special-purpose computer, terminal area, vertical take-off and landing aircraft.
Citation:
B.E. Menn, "Digital Letdown Computer for Vertical Guidance," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 18, no. 11, pp. 1065-1068, Nov. 1969, doi:10.1109/T-C.1969.222582
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