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Three-dimensional landing zone joint capability technology demonstration
Author(s): James Savage; Shawn Goodrich; Carl Ott; Zoltan Szoboszlay; Alfonso Perez; Joel Soukup; H. N. Burns
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Paper Abstract

The Three-Dimensional Landing Zone (3D-LZ) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) is a 27-month program to develop an integrated LADAR and FLIR capability upgrade for USAF Combat Search and Rescue HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters through a retrofit of current Raytheon AN/AAQ-29 turret systems. The 3D-LZ JCTD builds upon a history of technology programs using high-resolution, imaging LADAR to address rotorcraft cruise, approach to landing, landing, and take-off in degraded visual environments with emphasis on brownout, cable warning and obstacle avoidance, and avoidance of controlled flight into terrain. This paper summarizes ladar development, flight test milestones, and plans for a final flight test demonstration and Military Utility Assessment in 2014.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9087, Degraded Visual Environments: Enhanced, Synthetic, and External Vision Solutions 2014, 908707 (19 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2048543
Show Author Affiliations
James Savage, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Shawn Goodrich, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Carl Ott, U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (United States)
Zoltan Szoboszlay, U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (United States)
Alfonso Perez, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems (United States)
Joel Soukup, 413th Flight Test Squadron (United States)
H. N. Burns, H. N. Burns Engineering Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9087:
Degraded Visual Environments: Enhanced, Synthetic, and External Vision Solutions 2014
Jeff J. Güell; Jack Sanders-Reed, Editor(s)

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