instrument landing system

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instrument landing system

[′in·strə·mənt ¦lan·diŋ ‚sis·təm]
(navigation)
A system of radio navigation which provides lateral and vertical guidance, as well as other navigational parameters required by a pilot in a low approach or a landing. Abbreviated ILS.

instrument landing system (ILS)

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A radio aid to navigation intended to facilitate aircraft in landing. It provides lateral and vertical guidance to the optimum point of landing. The various components of an instrument landing system are the localizer, which guides the aircraft to the centerline of the runway; a glide-slope transmitter, which guides the aircraft along the required glide path; outer and inner markers, which indicate to the aircraft that it is passing overhead them; and the airport lighting system.
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Facilitated insertion of a nasogastric tube in tracheal intubated patients using the glidescope.
Heart rate/blood pressure response and airway morbidity following tracheal intubation with direct laryngoscopy, GlideScope and Trachlight: a randomised control trial.
Evaluation of ease of intubation with the GlideScope or Macintosh laryngoscope by anaesthetists in simulated easy and difficult laryngoscopy.
Difficult airway management in the emergency department: Glidescope videolaryngoscopy compared to direct laryngoscopy.
Traditional laryngoscopy or Glidescope could not insert to this case to assist nasotracheal intubation due to limited mouth opening (about 1 cm) in this case.
5,6) This resulted in the development of several alternatives to facilitate tracheal intubation; such as intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA), lightwand, fiberoptic bronchoscope (fiberscope), and video/optical laryngoscopes (such as Airtraq, Glidescope, retromolar scope, bullard laryngoscope etc).
The SonoSite and GlideScope corporations allowed me to hand-carry S30,000 ultrasound and intubating equipment with me to Iraq, and both machines saved lives on several occasions.
Verathon's GlideScope video laryngoscopes (gained through its $10 million acquisition of Saturn Biomedical Systems in 2006) provide a real-time view of a patient's airway and help doctors with endotracheal tube placement.
Aircraft normally approach an airport at an angle of 3 degrees, but due to London City's closeness to built-up area's it was agreed when the airport was approved in 1986 that a 5 degree glidescope be used in order to keep noise to a minimum.
The report said the crew decided to make a visual approach to Derry after reporting problems with the plane's instrument landing system glidescope, which acts as an electronic guide.
It was reportedly concluded that the problem was caused by a failure of the aircraft's glidescope, which is part of a system that tracks flight path and angle of descent during landing.
When the crew realised they were below the GlideScope, which guides them to the runway, they should have increased power and levelled out until they were back on course.