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ALLFlight - A full scale enhanced and synthetic vision sensor suite for helicopter applications

Doehler, Hans-Ullrich and Lüken, Thomas and Lantzsch, Robin (2009) ALLFlight - A full scale enhanced and synthetic vision sensor suite for helicopter applications. SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. SPIE Defense, Security + Sensing 2009, 2009-04-13 - 2009-04-17, Orlando, Florida, USA.

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In 2008 the German Aerospace Center (DLR) started the project ALLFlight (Assisted Low Level Flight and Landing on Unprepared Landing Sites). This project deals with the integration of a full scale enhanced vision sensor suite onto the DLR’s research helicopter EC135. This sensor suite consists of a variety of imaging sensors, including a color TV camera and an un-cooled thermal infrared camera. Two different ranging sensors are also part of this sensor suite: an optical radar scanner and a millimeter wave radar system. 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 sensor co-computer system (SCC) has been designed and realized, which can easily be installed into the helicopter’s cargo bay. A sophisticated, high performance, distributed data acquisition, recording, processing, and fusion software architecture has been developed and implemented during the first project year. The paper describes the challenging mechanical integration of such a comprehensive sensor suite onto the EC135 and explains the architectural hard- and software concept and the implementation on the SCC.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/58804/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:ALLFlight - A full scale enhanced and synthetic vision sensor suite for helicopter applications
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Doehler, Hans-UllrichUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5218-3887UNSPECIFIED
Date:14 April 2009
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Keywords:pilot assistance, enhanced and synthetic vision, sensor integration, helicopter guidance, helicopter flight testing, data fusion, brownout, whiteout
Event Title:SPIE Defense, Security + Sensing 2009
Event Location:Orlando, Florida, USA
Event Type:Conference
Event Start Date:13 April 2009
Event End Date:17 April 2009
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Rotorcraft (old)
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 Systems > Rotorcraft
Institute of Flight Guidance > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Döhler, Dr.-Ing. Hans-Ullrich
Deposited On:07 May 2009 10:18
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 19:23

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