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Potential of enhanced vision for airport terminal and surface operations
Author(s): David R. Haapala
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Paper Abstract

Enhanced vision or synthetic vision is receiving increasing attention as a possible substitute to traditional autoland systems as a means of achieving landings in low-visibility conditions. The attraction centers on the assertion that these sensor-based systems, when combined with a modern head-up display, offer greater capability to more runway ends than autoland, which requires a suitable runway with a high integrity radio signal and complementary runway lighting. Enhanced vision also promises new capability for taxi and takeoff guidance as well. This paper explores the operational characteristics of several possible systems and compares their respective operational capability and economic contribution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2736, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 1996, (31 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241051
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David R. Haapala, Air Economics Group, Inc. (United States)


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

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