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Application of virtual flight vision
Author(s): Hongyu Yang; Lixia Xie; Jizhou Sun
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Paper Abstract

Public perception of flight safety is generally based on the absolute number of accidents and not accident rates. Therefore reduction of the accident rate such that the actual number of accidents decreases must be a primary goal; otherwise the predicted costs and loss of life are not likely to be tolerable by the industry or traveling public. This paper briefs efforts in the virtual flight vision system program to address training pilots avoiding these accidents. The improvement in situational awareness and reduction in pilot workload resulting from the synthetic vision display should allow aircrews to avoid landing short, flying too close to terrain, or blundering onto an active runway. The systems can also aid aircrews in re-planning en route and in the crucial final approach segment, by providing intuitive guidance cues to reduce pilot workload and improve performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5444, Fourth International Conference on Virtual Reality and Its Applications in Industry, (19 March 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.561236
Show Author Affiliations
Hongyu Yang, Civil Aviation Univ. of China (China)
Tianjin Univ. (China)
Lixia Xie, Civil Aviation Univ. of China (China)
Jizhou Sun, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5444:
Fourth International Conference on Virtual Reality and Its Applications in Industry
Jizhou Sun; Zhigeng Pan, Editor(s)

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