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Concept of operations for the use of synthetic vision system (SVS) display during precision instrument approach
Author(s): David A. Domino
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Paper Abstract

Synthetic Vision Systems (SVS) create images for display in the cockpit from the information contained in databases of terrain, obstacles and cultural features like runways and taxiways, and the known own-ship position in space. Displays are rendered egocentrically, from the point of view of the pilot. Certified synthetic vision systems, however, do not yet qualify for operational credit in any domain, other than to provide enhanced situation awareness. It is not known at this time whether the information provided by the system is sufficiently robust to substitute for natural vision in a specific application. In this paper an operations concept is described for the use of SVS information during a precision instrument approach in lieu of visual contact with a runway approach light system. It proposes an operation within the existing framework of regulations, and identifies specific areas that may require additional research data to support certification of the proposed operational credit. The larger purpose is to set out an example application and intended function which will require the elaboration and resolution of operational and human performance concerns. To this end, issues in several categories are identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6559, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2007, 655902 (27 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.721501
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David A. Domino, Mitre Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6559:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2007
Jacques G. Verly; Jeff J. Guell, Editor(s)

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