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Situational awareness in large aircraft
Author(s): Erwin A. Ulbrich
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Paper Abstract

This paper shows the results of a research program funded by Douglas Aircraft Co. (DAC) to enhance the situational awareness of pilots flying large aircraft low to the ground in high-threat environments. Radical display formats are employed in flying the aircraft. These formats relate to the spatial alignment of a pilot to mobile threats, imprecisely located destinations, moving weather, and fixed terrains. Assumed in the program is a survival-enhancing intelligent avionics autopilot, called Adaptive Network for Avionics Research Management (ANARM). Demonstrations can be done on any IBM-compatible personal computer supporting VGA displays. The capability to allow a pilot to modify the situation's pseudo 3-D viewpoint as a function of time appears to be of particular importance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1289, Cockpit Displays and Visual Simulation, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20929
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Erwin A. Ulbrich, Douglas Aircraft Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1289:
Cockpit Displays and Visual Simulation
Harry M. Assenheim; Herbert H. Bell, Editor(s)

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