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Real-time decision aiding: aircraft guidance for wind shear avoidance

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2 Author(s)
Stratton, D.A. ; Dept. of Mech. & Aerosp. Eng., Princeton Univ., NJ, USA ; Stengel, Robert

Modern estimation theory and artificial intelligence technology are applied to the Wind Shear Safety Advisor, a conceptual airborne advisory system to help flight crews avoid or survive encounter with hazardous low-altitude wind shear. Numerical and symbolic processes of the system fuse diverse, time-varying data from ground-based and airborne measurements. Simulated wind-shear-encounter scenarios illustrate the need to consider a variety of factors for optimal decision reliability. The wind-shear-encounter simulations show the potential of the Wind Shear Safety Advisor for effectively integrating the available information, highlighting the benefits of the computational techniques employed.<>

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 1 )