Air data system calibration for military transport aircraft modernization program

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2013
Özer, Hüseyin Erman
This thesis presents the calibration processes of the pitot-static system, which is a part of the air data system of a military transport aircraft through flight tests. Tower fly-by method is used for air data system calibration. Altitude error caused by the position of the static port on the aircraft is determined by analyzing the data collected during four sorties with different weight, flap and landing gear configurations. The same data has been used to determine the airspeed measurement error. It has been shown that both the altitude and airspeed errors are within the allowable limits specified by FAR 25. Same method is also used for trailing cone calibration that is used for high altitude test flights for RVSM certification

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H. E. Özer, “Air data system calibration for military transport aircraft modernization program,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.