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September 30, 1968

Aeronautical Engineering

Aerospace Technology Filling Major Role in High-speed Ground Transport Programs

Avionics

Digital Techniques Gain in British Avionics

Avionics

Satellite Could Boost Doppler Accuracy

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Aeronautical Engineering

Aerospace Technology Filling Major Role in High-speed Ground Transport Programs

Turbine powerplants and aerospace technology appear destined to play major roles in the evolution of high-speed surface transportation. The Department of Transportation’s Office of High Speed Ground Transportation (OHSGT) is sponsoring two major demonstration programs, one major hardware program and several studies in the field of advanced surface transportation.

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Avionics

Digital Techniques Gain in British Avionics

Farnborough-Shift to more widespread use of digital, rather than analog, techniques throughout newer British avionics equipment was in increasing evidence here at the recent Farnborough Flying Display and Exhibition. Prompted in large measure by the emergence of small, powerful digital computers and advantages of greater accuracy and flexibility, this trend has already begun to have significant impact on the design of numerous American military avionics systems and, to a much smaller degree, on commercial transport systems.

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Avionics

Satellite Could Boost Doppler Accuracy

Washington-Use of range measurements to a single synchronous equatorial satellite to permit reduced lateral separations across the North Atlantic was proposed here at the recent Eascon conference by a Hughes Aircraft Co. engineer. The report by R. J. Adams was one of several which discussed possible satellite navigator/air surveillance concepts on the near or more-distant horizon.

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Special Report from Czechoslovakia

Prague Invasion Vanguard Used Aeroflot

Russian civil carrier flew two secret police teams into Ruzyne airport to spearhead air assault, seize Czech party headquarters

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Special Report—Air War in Vietnam:

U.s. Improves Tactical Capability

Despite new hardware, USAF and Navy still face major problem of identifying, striking elusive transport or concealed troops

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Air Transport

Controllers Oppose Faa Airport Limits

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Editorial

A New Materials Revolution

A new revolution in aerospace industry materials is under way as the composite materials based on boron and carbon filaments emerge from the research laboratory into manufacturing plants and from experimental applications to operational designs.

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Space Technology

Zond 5 Affirms Soviet Space Intentions

U.S. experts agree main purpose of mission was to exercise lunar-oriented hardware as precursor to manned lunar flight

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Management

Senate Unit Boosts Navy Vfx-1 Funding

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Air Transport

Japanese Frame Goals in Pacific

Transpacific case expected to spur JAL bid for great circle authority to New York, reimposition of Tokyo capacity limits

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