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Evolutionary approach to introduce 3D into the cockpit
Author(s): Eric Theunissen; Gottfried Sachs; Klaus Dobler
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Paper Abstract

Perspective flightpath displays and the depiction of 3-D terrain are regarded as a potential means to increase safety. Although the technology to generate such presentations in real-time is available, other issues which are required for a safe introduction must still be resolved. This paper focuses on some of the major obstacles which are still present. It discusses several objections against perspective flightpath displays and shows why most of them are no longer justified. The potential for an increase in safety is related to navigation, guidance, and control task requirements, and potential implementations, ranging in complexity, to satisfy these requirements are discussed. This classification allows a gradual transition from today's 2-D symbolic displays to future spatial displays. The paper proposes an approach which supports an evolutionary introduction of 3-D navigation displays into the cockpit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3364, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 1998, (30 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317498
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Theunissen, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Gottfried Sachs, Munich Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Klaus Dobler, Munich Univ. of Technology (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3364:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 1998
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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