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Onboard Radar Display for VFR Collision Avoidance

Peinecke, Niklas and Knabl, Patrizia and Küppers, Rene (2015) Onboard Radar Display for VFR Collision Avoidance. In: Proceedings of the DASC. IEEE Press. 34th DASC, 13.-17. Sep. 2015, Prag.

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Abstract

In VFR (visual flight rules) situations the pilot is responsible for collision avoidance. This can be problematic in case of high-speed business jets entering the vicinity of a local airport. Often, this airspace is occupied by slow, low-visibility aircraft like gliders, ultralight vehicles or, occasionally, balloons. These may be not equipped with active transponders. Thus, it is up to the pilot of the jet to take care of see-and-avoid separation. Onboard collision avoidance radar with appropriate display systems can assist at this task. We investigated the use of a newly developed radar-system that can display proximity traffic. Sources of detection may by active radar, ADS-B and TCAS. These sources are properly fused to avoid double-targets. Optionally, an avoidance trajectory can be proposed to the pilot. In a pilot-study a simulation of the system was set up and tested in varying conflict situations. Pilots were asked to evaluate their impressions of safety in each situation. We discuss if the use of active radar is a promising option for increasing situational awareness and flight safety.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/95544/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Onboard Radar Display for VFR Collision Avoidance
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Peinecke, Niklasniklas.peinecke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Knabl, Patriziapatrizia.knabl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Küppers, Renerene.kueppers (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:14 September 2015
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the DASC
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:IEEE Press
Status:Published
Keywords:collision avoidance, separation display, pilot study, human factors, active radar, ADS-B, TCAS
Event Title:34th DASC
Event Location:Prag
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-17. Sep. 2015
Organizer:DASC
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Efficient Flight Guidance
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Peinecke, Dr.rer.nat. Niklas
Deposited On:10 Apr 2015 15:48
Last Modified:25 Nov 2015 18:13

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