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Helmet mounted display supporting helicopter missions during en route flight and landing

Lueken, Thomas and Doehler, Hans-Ullrich and Schmerwitz, Sven (2016) Helmet mounted display supporting helicopter missions during en route flight and landing. SPIE press. SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2016, 2016-04-17 - 2016-04-21, Baltimore, USA. doi: 10.1117/12.2225440.

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Degraded visual environment is still a major problem for helicopter pilots especially during approach and landing. Particularly with regard to the landing phase, pilot’s eyes must be directed outward in order to find visual cues as indicators for drift estimation. If lateral speed exceeds the limits it can damage the airframe or in extreme cases lead to a rollover. Since poor visibility can contribute to a loss of situation awareness and spatial disorientation, it is crucial to intuitively provide the pilot with the essential visual information he needs for a safe landing. With continuous technology advancement helmet-mounted displays (HMD) will soon become a spreading technology, because look through capability is an enabler to offer both monitoring the outside view while presenting flight phase depending symbologies on the helmet display. Besides presenting primary flight information, additional information for obstacle accentuation or terrain visualization can be displayed on the visor. Virtual conformal elements like 3D pathway depiction or a 3D landing zone representation can help the pilot to maintain control until touchdown even during poor visual conditions. This paper describes first investigations in terms of both enroute and landing symbology presented on a helmet mounted display system in the scope of helicopter flight trials with DLR’s flying helicopter simulator ACT/FHS.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/103936/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Helmet mounted display supporting helicopter missions during en route flight and landing
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Doehler, Hans-UllrichUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5218-3887UNSPECIFIED
Schmerwitz, SvenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9194-8838UNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Publisher:SPIE press
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Keywords:helmet-mounted display, HMD, degraded visual environment, DVE, helicopter landing, brownout, whiteout, visual-conformal, peripheral vision.
Event Title:SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2016
Event Location:Baltimore, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:17 April 2016
Event End Date:21 April 2016
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 (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Lüken, Dr.-Ing. Thomas
Deposited On:10 May 2016 16:52
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:09

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