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Rotorcraft visual situational awareness (VSA): solving the pilotage problem for landing in degraded visual environments
Author(s): Trevor Taylor
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Paper Abstract

BAE Systems has developed a solution to the problem of helicopter low visibility landings. The passive part of the system displays 3-D conformal symbology on a tracked helmet mounted display. This provides the pilot with situational awareness while the helicopter is in brownout/whiteout conditions. A Millimetric Wave Radar detects any stationary or dynamic obstacles within the landing zone. The pilot is presented with a synthetic view of the area which is produced using advanced signal and display algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7328, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2009, 73280G (6 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818536
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Trevor Taylor, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7328:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2009
Jeff J. Güell; Maarten Uijt de Haag, Editor(s)

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