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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date March 1993

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  • Synthetic Vision-a view in the fog

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):6 - 13
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (2)
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    A program called the Synthetic Vision Technology Demonstration Program, which is aimed at evaluating and demonstrating technologies permitting aircraft to land in very low visibilities over a wide range of airports, is described. The idea is to provide an electronic image of the runway to the pilot on a head-up display with an overlay on the display of symbology providing all the navigation and pe... View full abstract»

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  • The application of automatic surface lights to improve airport safety

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):14 - 20
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    A description is given of the US Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Airport Surface Traffic Automation (ASTA) program, which is part of an effort to develop new techniques for managing airport traffic. ASTA focuses on advanced surveillance, communications, and automation techniques, with the objectives of improving airport safety, reducing delays, and increasing efficiency. The first phase ... View full abstract»

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  • 'And we were tired': fatigue and aircrew errors

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):21 - 26
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    It is argued, on the basis information obtained by the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), that the majority of errors made by aircrew members are cognitive errors, not control errors, and that a major contributing factor is fatigue. The ASRS incident reports indicate some aircrews often receive less than six hours of sleep, experience desynchronosis, and lack proper nutrition. The ways ... View full abstract»

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  • Multiple function sensors for enhanced vision application

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):27 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    It is argued that enhanced vision, a system that includes sensors capable of supporting the means for safe operation in a low-visibility (fog) environment, should be part of a nested capability to provide seamless, safe, and efficient gate-to-gate operation, in any environment. It is not a stand-alone function; sensor selection criteria must support functional integration with other avionics. A mo... View full abstract»

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  • The future of head-up guidance

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):31 - 33
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The use of head-up displays in allowing aircraft to operate in low visibility is examined. A head-up guidance system that incorporates modern optics, holographic display, wide field of view, pilot-in-loop, optimized intuitive symbology, high quality sensors including ring laser gyro platforms, and modern electronics is described. The results of online studies are discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • SAFEbus (for avionics)

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):34 - 39
    Cited by:  Papers (29)  |  Patents (2)
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    The Airplane Information Management System (AIMS) for the Boeing 777 wide-body engine will be the first highly integrated avionics system for commercial transport. A description is given of the backplane bus, called SAFEbus, that provides communications of all data among the line replaceable modules (LRMs) in the AIMS cabinets. SAFEbus consists of two self-checking buses. The overriding goal in th... View full abstract»

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  • All terrain ground collision avoidance and maneuvering terrain following for automated low level night attack

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):40 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    The development of an all-terrain ground collision avoidance system (GCAS) in conjunction with a maneuvering terrain-following (TF) system is discussed. Both systems use a digital terrain database. These systems are presented concurrently because of their complementary mission role. The unprecedented pilot interaction available with the automatic systems provides a means to improve combat survivab... View full abstract»

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  • A fault-tolerant air data/inertial reference unit

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):48 - 52
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    The fault-tolerant air data/inertial reference unit (ADIRU) described is a key part of a fault-tolerant air data/inertial reference system (ADIRS) designed to be the inertial and air data reference for the ARINC 651 Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) distributed architecture. The ADIRU has been designed to meet the commercial aviation market demands for low life cycle cost and high integrity fault ... View full abstract»

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  • MD-11 automatic flight system

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):53 - 56
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    The overall architecture and redundancy of the highly integrated MD-11 automatic flight system for commercial aircraft are summarized, and the application of the flight control computer capabilities to each of the system functions is detailed. The automatic flight system interface with other primary systems and subsystems is described.<> View full abstract»

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