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Infrared-optical multisensor for autonomous landing guidance
Author(s): Richard Kerr; Duane P. Pond; Scott Inman
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Paper Abstract

Infrared sensors at the nominal 8 - 12 and 3 - 5 micron wavebands respectively can be shown to have complementary performance characteristics when used over a range of meteorological conditions. The infrared/optical multisensor for the autonomous landing guidance system integrates staring longwave, midwave, and visible sensors into an environmentally sealed and purged assembly. The infrared modules include specific enhancements for the detection of runways under adverse weather conditions. The sensors incorporate pixel-for-pixel overlap registration, and the fields of view match a conformal head-up display with sensor/display boresighting to within a fraction of a pixel. Tower tests will be used to characterize the sensors and gather data to support simulation and image processing efforts. After integration with other elements of the autonomous landing guidance system, flight tests will be conducted on Air Force and commercial transport aircraft. In addition to display and analog video recording, the multisensor data will be digitally captured during critical flight test phases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2463, Synthetic Vision for Vehicle Guidance and Control, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212753
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Kerr, FLIR Systems, Inc. (United States)
Duane P. Pond, FLIR Systems, Inc. (United States)
Scott Inman, FLIR Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2463:
Synthetic Vision for Vehicle Guidance and Control
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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