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Synthetic vision meets ARINC 661: feasibility study of the integration of terrain visualization in ARINC 661 avionic displays
Author(s): Erik Lipinski; L. Ebrecht
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Paper Abstract

ARINC 661-Cockpit Display System Interfaces to User Systems represents an evolving standard for the next generation of avionic systems. The standard defines a client-server architecture including user applications which control layers in certain windows of a cockpit display system (CDS). When creating avionic displays for a CDS, one can use a predefined set of simple to complex widgets. These are very useful when designing and implementing avionic displays. However, a proper widget and concept enabling synthetic vision, e.g. for terrain visualization, is not provided by the standard. Due to the fact that synthetic vision systems become more and more popular there is the need enabling synthetic vision with ARINC 661. This contribution deals with the question how synthetic vision (SV) might be realized, e.g. in an ARINC 661 compliant primary flight display (PFD) or navigation display (ND). Hence, different approaches for the implementation of SV will be discussed. One approach has been implemented to perform the feasibility study. A first study was done using the open source software project j661 managed by Dassault Aviation. Secondly, another implementation of a SV PFD was done using the SCADE ARINC 661 tools provided by ESTEREL Technologies. XPlane was used as terrain rendering application. The paper will give some rough figures of the programmed SV PFD as well as it will present the results of the feasibility study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9087, Degraded Visual Environments: Enhanced, Synthetic, and External Vision Solutions 2014, 90870K (19 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052907
Show Author Affiliations
Erik Lipinski, German Aerospace Ctr. (Germany)
L. Ebrecht, German Aerospace Ctr. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9087:
Degraded Visual Environments: Enhanced, Synthetic, and External Vision Solutions 2014
Jeff J. Güell; Jack Sanders-Reed, Editor(s)

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