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“Tunnel in the Sky” Guidance for Helicopter IFR steep and curved approaches

Lüken, Thomas and Korn, Bernd (2008) “Tunnel in the Sky” Guidance for Helicopter IFR steep and curved approaches. ODAS 2008 9th ONERA-DLR Aerospace Symposium, 2008-10-22 - 2008-10-24, Châtillon, FRA.

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Abstract

The European project OPTIMAL (Optimised Procedures and Techniques for IMprovement of Approach and Landing) is aiming to define and validate innovative procedures for the approach and landing phases of aircraft and rotorcraft in a pre-operational environment. The Institute of Flight Guidance of the German Aerospace Center in Braunschweig is also involved in this EU project with the objective to demonstrate the rotorcraft system’s 4D flight guidance capabilities. The present HMI solution is based on a head-down primary flight display (PFD). The PFD symbology incorporates a “tunnel-in-the-sky”-style visualization and has proven to render valuable assistance to the flight crew especially during complex manual flight manoeuvres (e.g. acceleration/deceleration requirements during fixed-radius turns while operating under wind influence). Additional guidance indications for heading, speed and altitude symbolized by green triangles have been integrated into the pilot display. The OPTIMAL results are expected to contribute to the development of ICAO design criteria for rotorcraft-specific Localiser Precision / Vertical guidance (LPV) approaches which are today in the agenda of the Helicopter Group of the Instrument Flight Procedures Panel (IFPP). The paper will provide an analysis of the flight results.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:“Tunnel in the Sky” Guidance for Helicopter IFR steep and curved approaches
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Lüken, ThomasUNSPECIFIED
Korn, BerndUNSPECIFIED
Date:2008
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:OPTIMAL, pilot assistant, flight procedures, steep approach, curved approach, helicopter, HMI, tunnel in the sky
Event Title:ODAS 2008 9th ONERA-DLR Aerospace Symposium
Event Location:Châtillon, FRA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2008-10-22 - 2008-10-24
Organizer:ONERA
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:ATM and Operation
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human Factors and Safety in Aeronautics
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Thomas Lüken
Deposited On:19 Aug 2008
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:15

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