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Visualizing of planning and decision-aiding functions for crew assistance in military aircraft operations
Author(s): Axel Schulte; Juergen Rogozik; Wolfgang Kloeckner
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Paper Abstract

In military aircraft operations under hazardous conditions crews are often overcharged by tasks resulting from the complexity of the threat situation and respective low-level flight trajectory planning considerations. The Crew Assistant Military Aircraft which is a knowledge based system under development for improving the crew's situational awareness yields a promising approach. This paper presents two main aspects of the ongoing program; the Tactical Situation Interpreter (TSI) and the Low Altitude Planner (LAP). These modules represent the military specific components of the system. The TSI calculates a so called threat map based upon a list of tactical elements such as SAMs, fighters etc. and respective threat models. Besides this it yields some decision aiding functions such as distance to threat calculations in order to transform sensor data into an intuitive format with respect to the human information processing capabilities of the crew. The LAP calculates a low altitude trajectory through the operation area based upon digital terrain data and the TSI's threat map. The data are visualized in a 2D map display. Developments for a 3D enhanced vision integration are in progress and will be displayed in the Mission Management Technology Demonstrator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2736, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 1996, (31 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241031
Show Author Affiliations
Axel Schulte, ESG Elektroniksystem und Logistik GmbH (Germany)
Juergen Rogozik, ESG Elektroniksystem und Logistik GmbH (Germany)
Wolfgang Kloeckner, ESG Elektroniksystem und Logistik GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2736:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 1996
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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