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Evaluation of DVE Landing Display Formats

Doehler, Hans-Ullrich and Knabl, Patrizia and Schmerwitz, Sven and Eger, Thorsten and Klein, Ofer (2012) Evaluation of DVE Landing Display Formats. In: SPIE Vol 8360, Volume. SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering. SPIE Conference Defense, Security, and Sensing 2012, 25.-29. Apr. 2012, Baltimore.

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Abstract

Within the recent years many different proposals have been published about the best design of display contents for helicopter pilot assistance during DVE landing. The guidance cues are typically shown as an overlay possibly on top of additional sensor or database imagery. This overlay represents the main information source for helicopter pilots for landing. Display technology within this field applies two different principles: Multicolor head-down display (panel mount), and monochrome head-up display (helmet-mounted). For both types the state-of-the-art imagery doesn’t make use of conformal symbol sets. They rather expose the pilots to mixed views (2D forward and bird’s eye view). Even so the trained pilots can easily interpret the presented data it doesn’t seem to be the best design for head-up displays. A study was realized to compare different proposed symbol sets (e.g. BOSS, DEVILA and JEDEYE). During approach and landing trials in our helicopter simulator these different formats were presented to the pilots on head-down and helmet-mounted displays. The evaluation of this study is based on measured flight guidance performance (objective measures) and on questionnaires (subjective measures). The results can pave the way for the planned development of a new conformal wide field of view perspective display for DVE landing assistance.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Evaluation of DVE Landing Display Formats
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Doehler, Hans-Ullrichulli.doehler@dlr.de
Knabl, Patriziapatrizia.knabl@dlr.de
Schmerwitz, Svensven.schmerwitz@dlr.de
Eger, Thorstenthorsten.eger@googlemail.com
Klein, Oferofer.klein@elbitsystems.com
Date:2012
Journal or Publication Title:SPIE Vol 8360
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:Volume
Publisher:SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Status:Published
Keywords:degraded visual environment, helicopter guidance, helicopter landing, brownout, whiteout, helmet mounted display, display symbol set
Event Title:SPIE Conference Defense, Security, and Sensing 2012
Event Location:Baltimore
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25.-29. Apr. 2012
Organizer:SPIE
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:02 Apr 2012 14:54
Last Modified:18 Feb 2014 16:04

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