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ALLFlight - Enhanced Vision Sensor Suite for Helicopter Applications

Doehler, Hans-Ullrich and Lüken, Thomas (2010) ALLFlight - Enhanced Vision Sensor Suite for Helicopter Applications. Operating Helicopters Safely in Degraded Visual Environment: How can Helicopters Operate Safely in Day / Night and Adverse Atmospheric Conditions, 16.-17.Jun. 2010, London, UK.

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Abstract

Since 2008 the DLR project ALLFlight (Assisted Low Level Flight and Landing on Unprepared Landing Sites) is dealing with the integration of a large scale EV sensor suite onto DLR’s research helicopter EC-135. The main objective of this project is to demonstrate and evaluate the characteristics of different sensors for helicopter operation within degraded visual environments, such as brownout or whiteout. The sensor suite consists of a standard color TV camera and an un-cooled thermal infrared camera (EVS-1000, Max-Viz, USA). Additional, two different ranging sensors are part of this sensor suite: an optical radar scanner (HELLAS-W, EADS, Germany) and a mmW radar system (AI-130, ICx Radar Systems, Canada). Both radar systems are equipped with specialized software for experimental modes, such as terrain mapping and ground scanning. To be able to process and display the huge incoming flood of data from these sensors, a compact high performance so-called sensor co-computer system (SCC) has been designed and realized, which can easily be installed into the helicopter’s experimental electronic cargo bay. A sophisticated, high performance, distributed data acquisition, recording, processing, and fusion software architecture has been developed and implemented during the first project years. Flight trials are planned to be conducted in 2010.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:ALLFlight - Enhanced Vision Sensor Suite for Helicopter Applications
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Doehler, Hans-Ullrichulli.doehler@dlr.de
Lüken, Thomasthomas.lueken@dlr.de
Date:June 2010
Refereed publication:No
Status:Published
Keywords:pilot assistance, enhanced and synthetic vision, sensor integration, helicopter guidance, data fusion, brownout, whiteout, drift measurement
Event Title:Operating Helicopters Safely in Degraded Visual Environment: How can Helicopters Operate Safely in Day / Night and Adverse Atmospheric Conditions
Event Location:London, UK
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:16.-17.Jun. 2010
Organizer:Royal Aeronautical Society
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Rotorcraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Smart Rotorcraft
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Hans-Ullrich Döhler
Deposited On:20 Jul 2010 15:26
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:15

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