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Integration and use of an AR display in a maritime helicopter simulator

Walko, Christian and Peinecke, Niklas (2019) Integration and use of an AR display in a maritime helicopter simulator. In: Proceedings of SPIE. SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing, 16.-18. April 2019, Baltimore, USA.

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Abstract

Operating a helicopter in off-shore wind parks in DVE from clouds or fog can endanger crew and material due to the presence of unseen obstacles. Utilizing on-board sensors like Lidar or radar one can sense and record obstacles that could be potentially dangerous. One major challenge is then to display the resulting raw sensor data in a way that the crew, especially the pilot can make use of without distracting them from their actual task. Augmented and mixed reality applications are thought to play an important role here. By displaying the data in a see-through helmet mounted display (HMD) the pilot can be made aware of obstacles that are currently obscured by degraded visual conditions or even parts of the own helicopter. This can be accomplished in one HMD. No attention sharing between the outside view and a head-down instrument is necessary. DLR is continuously aiming at testing and evaluating both flight-proof and consumer grade HMDs. One particular widely known system is the Microsoft HoloLens. DLR will integrate this low-cost HMD into their test helicopter ACT/FHS. For this, as a first step a Microsoft HoloLens was integrated into DLR's simulator AVES. In this paper the integration process is detailed. The simulation capabilities are described, especially for conformal, open-loop Lidar sensor data. Furthermore, first concepts of the display format are shown, and strengths and drawbacks of the HoloLens in a cockpit environment are discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/129278/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Integration and use of an AR display in a maritime helicopter simulator
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Walko, ChristianChristian.Walko (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5001-5089
Peinecke, NiklasNiklas.Peinecke (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6683-2323
Date:1 May 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of SPIE
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Status:Published
Keywords:Augmented Reality, Helmet Mounted Display, HoloLens, Conformal Display, Sensor Simulation, Lidar, Human-Machine-Interface, Pilot Assistance, Helicopter, Simulator
Event Title:SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing
Event Location:Baltimore, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:16.-18. April 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Concepts and Integration, L - Simulation and Validation, L - The Innovative Rotorcraft
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Rotorcraft
Institute of Flight Guidance > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Walko, Christian
Deposited On:18 Nov 2019 09:28
Last Modified:18 Nov 2019 09:28

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