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  • Digital Avionics Systems Conference [front matter]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):i - xi
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  • Index Volume I

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):0_4 - 0_5
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  • Cockpit weather information (CWIN) system

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):7.1 - 1-7.1-4 vol.2
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    The objective of this advanced concept, Cockpit Weather Information System (CWIN), is to develop an aeronautical system that delivers real-time graphical weather information with global-coverage to the flight deck of an aircraft via a satellite communications system (SATCOM)/global positioning system (GPS) View full abstract»

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  • Real-time testbed spacecraft simulation for the Deep Space One Spacecraft

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):8.2 - 15-8.2-21 vol.2
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    The Deep Space One (DS1) Project is the first advanced technology validation mission that is part of the New Millennium Program sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and it's industry partner for this endeavor, Spectrum Astro, Inc., are working together with a number of select integrated product development teams, and are tasked ... View full abstract»

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  • Advanced fault tolerant computing for future manned space missions

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):8.5 - 26-8.5-32 vol.2
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    Planet Mars has been at the focal point of astronomical attention. As we enter the next millennium, Mars will play a key role in humanity's successful expansion into heliocentric space. Future Mars space transportation will require reliable operations over a lifespan of years. Unlike other long life deep space missions, human Mars operations require real-time masking of critical faults. This paper... View full abstract»

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  • Crew interfaces for future ATM

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):6.3 - 33-6.3-40 vol.2
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    Two flight simulator evaluations were conducted at NLR with a four degrees of freedom moving base simulator. A navigation display (ND) and primary flight display (PFD) for application in a future ATM environment were evaluated. In total 22 airline pilots participated. Conclusion is that flight execution by using a perspective PFD resulted in more accurate flight performance, faster recovery after ... View full abstract»

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  • Medium term conflict detection in EATCHIP phase III

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):9.3 - 45-9.3-52 vol.2
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    The European ATC Harmonization and Integration Programme, EATCHIP, is a phased programme, where phases I and II dealt with assessment of the current situation and setting goals for the programme run by the EUROCONTROL Agency on behalf of the 35 Member States of the European Civil Aviation Conference. EATCHIP Phase III is the first harmonized acquisition and implementation phase. EATCHIP Phase IV w... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber optic experience with the smart actuation system on the F-18 systems research aircraft

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):7.3 - 9-7.3-25 vol.2
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    High bandwidth, immunity to electromagnetic interference, and potential weight savings have led to the development of fiber optic technology for future aerospace vehicle systems. This technology has been incorporated in a new smart actuator as the primary communication interface. The use of fiber optics simplified system integration and significantly g reduced wire count. Flight test results showe... View full abstract»

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  • National Airspace System architecture metrics assessment

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):6.4 - 17-6.4-24 vol.2
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    The MITRE Corporation conducted a study to explore methods for evaluating proposed National Airspace System (NAS) Architecture options. The study investigated analytic approaches for quantifying characteristics of candidate NAS architectures such as costs, benefits, and risks. One vision of the product of such an approach was a Consumer Reports-style comparison of candidate NAS Architecture option... View full abstract»

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  • Production support flight control computers: research capability for F/A-18 aircraft at Dryden Flight Research Center

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):7.2 - 8-7.2-23 vol.2
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    NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) is working with the United States Navy to complete ground testing and initiate flight testing of a modified set of F/A-18 flight control computers. The Production Support Flight Control Computers (PSFCC) can give any fleet F/A-18 airplane an in-flight, pilot-selectable research control law capability. NASA DFRC can efficiently flight test the PSFCC for the... View full abstract»

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  • Overview: Precision landing/hazard avoidance concepts and MEMS technology insertion for human Mars lander missions

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):8.5 - 18-8.5-25 vol.2
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    Recent images from the Hubble Space Telescope offer conclusive evidence that the presence of clouds and dust storms can impair hazard detection and pose a threat to safe landing of planetary exploration spacecraft. It is also well documented that current technology and planetary landing methodologies that use the Deep Space Network (DSN) are inadequate to support all human Mars mission phases. The... View full abstract»

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  • A reusable, real-time spacecraft dynamics simulator

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):8.2 - 8-8.2-14 vol.2
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    DARTS Shell (DSHELL) is a multi-mission spacecraft simulator for development, test, and verification of flight software and hardware. DSHELL is portable from desktop workstations to real-time, hardware-in-the-loop simulation environments. DSHELL combines the DARTS S/C flexible multibody dynamics computational engine with libraries of hardware models (for actuators, sensors, motors and encoders) in... View full abstract»

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  • Experimental study of helmet-mounted display attitude and flow cues on rotorcraft hover performance

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):6.3 - 26-6.3-32 vol.2
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    A study was conducted to investigate the use of visual flow and attitude cues as an aid to lateral drift awareness during helicopter flight while using night vision goggles (NVG's). Four displays were compared: 1) NVG display: the baseline display simulating an NVG image of the cockpit and external environment; 2) NVG/Attitude display: NVG image with an overlay of an attitude symbol and a surround... View full abstract»

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  • The economic evaluation of CNS/ATM transition

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):6.1 - 28-6.1-36 vol.2
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    The CNS/ATM Focused Team (C/AFT) is an informal working group whose purpose is to develop a business-case driven prioritization of ATM system modernization plans, while attempting to resolve disparate regional requirements. The team has developed a process that allows a systematic analysis of ATM capacity and efficiency shortfalls and the phased regional modernization plans, along with a detailed ... View full abstract»

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  • Assessment of field trials, algorithmic performance, and benefits of the User Request Evaluation Tool (URET) conflict probe

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):9.3 - 35-9.3-44 vol.2
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    In order to respond to rising demands for services from the National Airspace System (NAS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and The Mitre Corporation's Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD) have developed and evaluated a set of en route air traffic control (ATC) decision support capabilities based on many of years of earlier work on the Advanced En Route ATC (AERA) prog... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating the cost of ASM/ATFM measures

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):9.1 - 24-9.1-31 vol.2
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    The problem of finding departure slots for all flights so that en-route sectors capacities and declared airports capacities are respected, minimising the total ground delay generated, is discussed. The slot allocation method used to solve the problem is based on constraint programming. In order to control the distribution of the ground delays, individual maximal ground delays to the flights are im... View full abstract»

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  • A modular distributed avionics architecture for launch vehicles

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):8.3 - 9-8.3-15 vol.2
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    The architecture and design of a Modular Distributed Avionics System (MDAS) for launch vehicles are presented which attempt to lower costs in several ways: use of commercial components and processes; common module design which includes flexible sensor signal conditioning and flexible valve control; reduction of cabling cost and weight; elimination of power conditioning requirements; reduction of b... View full abstract»

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  • Development of the flight test telemetry system for Clipper Graham: a new way to do business

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):8.1 - 27-8.1-34 vol.2
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    Since the early days of NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), there has been a rigid protocol regarding business processes. Procurement of flight hardware was done a certain way, monitoring contracts was done a certain way, and test support was done a certain way. There was little flexibility to support those small, quick turn-around experimental programs where cost and schedule were paramount... View full abstract»

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  • A portable lightweight associate for urban helicopter pilotage

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):7.1 - 11-7.1-18 vol.2
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    The Urban Helicopter Associate System (UHAS) is an advanced demonstration prototype of an associate system for aiding pilots of rotorcraft engaged in complex missions in urban environments. It is the first of a evolving class of lightweight associate systems that provide full associate decision aiding in a lightweight computing environment. The UHAS is hosted on a laptop computer, and is intended ... View full abstract»

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  • Avionics systems technology, development, and applications

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):6.4 - 10-6.4-16 vol.2
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    NASA's New Millennium Program (NMP) is adopting the faster-better-cheaper philosophy to enable NASA to maintain low cost, high and evolving technology satellites. Industry has responded by designing, developing, and manufacturing a single-chip, radiation hardened flight computer processor and as well as a single-chip, radiation hardened MIL-STD-1553B/1773 Remote Terminal (RT). NASA's NMP Microwave... View full abstract»

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  • An overview of the VITAL program

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):7.2 - 1-7.2-7 vol.2
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    VITAL is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Technology Reinvestment Project (TRP) with the objective of reducing the life cycle cost of vehicle management systems by 50% with respect to current systems. The approach is to develop an open architecture with common hardware and software building blocks based on commercial parts and practices. The approach will be applicable to a wide... View full abstract»

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  • Surveillance monitoring of parallel precision approaches in a free flight environment

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):9.4 - 1-9.4-8 vol.2
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    The FAA is conducting evaluations of precision runway monitoring (PRM) surveillance techniques. This paper describes the evaluation results of the Multilateration/ADS-B system trials conducted at Atlanta-Hartsfield international airport (ATL) in 1997. The performance of time difference of arrival (TDOA) position multilateration of aircraft Mode S and mode A/C transmissions was evaluated, in additi... View full abstract»

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  • System health management/vehicle health management for future manned space systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):8.5 - 8-8.5-17 vol.2
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    NASA has been under scrutiny to find a solution to reducing the costs associated with space launches. To reduce operations cost, future launch vehicles like the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) must include the following elements: highly reliable, robust subsystems designed for simple repair access with simplified servicing infrastructure and incorporating expedited decision making about faults and a... View full abstract»

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  • Illustration of a broadcast architecture for flight information services

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):9.2 - 9-9.2-15 vol.2
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    This paper illustrates the use of a broadcast data link architecture to disseminate information such as text or graphical weather data; the status of airports, airspace, and facilities; and other operational information to aircraft in flight. Provision of this type of information to the cockpit is called flight information services (FIS), and many studies conclude that having better access to such... View full abstract»

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  • Advanced, low-cost rocket engine controller

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):8.3 - 16-8.3-23 vol.2
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    The rapid growth in demand for spacecraft launch services has spawned a need for a variety of new, innovative, and low-cost propulsion technologies. Advanced, low-cost rocket engine controllers are a critical part of the technology required. Future rocket engine controllers will require numerous features not widely available today including low recurring and non-recurring cost, adaptability to dif... View full abstract»

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