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Terminal area operations with enhanced and synthetic vision: experience in the Boeing technology demonstrator
Author(s): Timothy T Tuttle; Thomas Imrich; Timothy J Etherington; Erik Theunissen
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Paper Abstract

Several emerging technologies were recently demonstrated in a Boeing 737-900 as part of Boeing's Technology Demonstrator program. Among these technologies were two enhanced vision systems and a synthetic vision system, including synthetic displays to support surface operations. This project gained operational experience with enhanced and synthetic vision systems operating in a context that included Required Navigation Performance (RNP) terminal area operations, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) approach and landing, and Integrated Area Navigation (IAN). The technologies were demonstrated to a broad mix of constituents involved in research, regulation, and acquisition in the transport category environment. This paper describes the systems demonstrated, the context in which they were used, and perceived benefits of integrating them in an operational environment. Lessons learned in the implementation of these technologies throughout the program are described and subjective data from participants are summarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5081, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2003, (23 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.499849
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Timothy T Tuttle, Boeing Co. (United States)
Thomas Imrich, Boeing Co. (United States)
Timothy J Etherington, Rockwell Collins (United States)
Erik Theunissen, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)


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

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