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Usage of LiDAR in a brownout pilotage system: flight test results on a single ship and chalk 2 scenarios
Author(s): T. Münsterer; P. Rannik; M. Wegner; P. Tanin; C. Samuelis
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Paper Abstract

The paper discusses recent results of flight tests performed with the Hensoldt (former Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security) LiDAR system in brownout. The SferiSense® LiDAR system was mounted on a Mi-2 test platform as part of the complete DVE system SFERION® to undergo the tests. To optimize brownout capabilities minor modifications were performed on the sensor firmware over the SferiSense® serial LiDAR system which is in operational use on the NH90 transport helicopter. Also dust echoes were filtered out by a real-time filtering algorithm. Numerous approaches into own ship generated dust (light to heavy) as well as fan generated dust clouds (chalk 2 scenarios) were performed. The paper discusses the results and shows under which conditions the LiDAR can still look through the dust cloud. Also the contribution of high resolution real-time 3D LiDAR data to the DVE system usage is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2017
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 10197, Degraded Environments: Sensing, Processing, and Display 2017, 101970N (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263878
Show Author Affiliations
T. Münsterer, HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH (Germany)
P. Rannik, Airbus Defence and Space Inc. (United States)
M. Wegner, HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH (Germany)
P. Tanin, HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH (Germany)
C. Samuelis, HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10197:
Degraded Environments: Sensing, Processing, and Display 2017
John (Jack) N. Sanders-Reed; Jarvis (Trey) J. Arthur III, Editor(s)

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