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Flight simulator with IR and MMW radar image generation capabilities
Author(s): Maxime E. Bonjean; Fabian D. Lapierre; Jens Schiefele; Jacques G. Verly
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Paper Abstract

In the future, modern airliners will use enhanced-synthesic vision systems (ESVS) to improve aeronautical operations in bad weather conditions. Before ESVS are effectively found aboard airliners, one must develop a multisensor flight simulator capable of synthetizing, in real time, images corresponding to a variety of imaging modalities. We present a real-time simulator called ARIS (Airborne Radar and Infrared Simulator) which is capable of generating two such imaging modalities: a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) and a millimeter-wave radar (MMWR) imaging system. The proposed simulator is modular sothat additional imaging modalities can be added. Example of images generated by the simulator are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2006
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6226, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2006, 62260A (19 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674533
Show Author Affiliations
Maxime E. Bonjean, Univ. of Liège (Belgium)
Fabian D. Lapierre, Royal Military Academy (Belgium)
Jens Schiefele, Jeppesen, Frankfurt (Germany)
Jacques G. Verly, Univ. of Liège (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6226:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2006
Jacques G. Verly; Jeff J. Guell, Editor(s)

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