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Fusion of airborne radar and FLIR sensors for runway incursion detection
Author(s): Joseph H. White; James G. Haidt; Charles L. Britt; Cynthia Archer; Robert T. Neece
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Paper Abstract

Forward looking infrared and Radar (X-band or Ku-band) sensors are potential components in external hazard monitoring systems for general aviation aircraft. We are investigating the capability of these sensors to provide hazard information to the pilot when normal visibility is reduced by meteorological conditions. Fusing detection results from FLIR and Radar sensors can improve hazard detection performance. We have developed a demonstration fusion system for the detection of runway incursions. In this paper, we present our fusion system, along with detection results from data recorded on approach to a landing during clear daylight, overcast daylight, and clear night conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7458, Remote Sensing System Engineering II, 74580A (12 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826580
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph H. White, RTI International (United States)
James G. Haidt, Consultant (United States)
Charles L. Britt, Consultant (United States)
Cynthia Archer, FLIR Systems (United States)
Robert T. Neece, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7458:
Remote Sensing System Engineering II
Philip E. Ardanuy; Jeffery J. Puschell, Editor(s)

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