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Analysis of general-aviation accidents using ATC radar recordsIt is pointed out that general aviation aircraft usually do not carry flight recorders, and in accident investigations the only available data may come from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) records. A description is presented of a technique for deriving time-histories of aircraft motions from ATC radar records. The employed procedure involves a smoothing of the raw radar data. The smoothed results, in combination with other available information (meteorological data and aircraft aerodynamic data) are used to derive the expanded set of motion time-histories. Applications of the considered analytical methods are related to different types of aircraft, such as light piston-props, executive jets, and commuter turboprops, as well as different accident situations, such as takeoff, climb-out, icing, and deep stall.
Document ID
19820055556
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Wingrove, R. C. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Bach, R. E., Jr. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1982
Subject Category
AIR TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 82-1310
Meeting Information
Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference(San Diego, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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