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Autonomous low-cost electro-optical system that prevents runway incursions by providing direct warnings to flight crews
Author(s): Victor J. Norris
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Paper Abstract

Norris Electro Optical Systems (NEOS) has developed a sensor that detects the local presence of aircraft on an airport surface. It operates in the ultraviolet (UV) region where no natural background noise is present, thereby enabling reliable, hands off operation, throughout the environment extremes of high noon to low visibility conditions. These characteristics have been validated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). NEOS is applying these capabilities to enable a low cost, autonomous, electro optically-based, runway incursion prevention system that conforms to the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) recommendation for a direct warning to flight crews of the potential for a runway incursion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2003
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5081, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2003, (23 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.499290
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Victor J. Norris, Norris Electro Optical Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5081:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2003
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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