Obstacle Display for Hover in Degraded Visual Environments
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
The objective of this topic is to design a Rotorcraft Obstacle Avoidance Display (ROAD) for hover in degraded visual environments clearly showing the spatial relationships between the aircraft and potentially dangerous terrain and other obstacles. The ROAD will provide pilots with an easily understood display of obstacles 360 degrees around the aircraft and provide auditory or tactile alerts to the cue the pilot to the most immediate threats. The pilot interface design concepts to be developed will ensure that the ROAD is useful during approach-to-landing, hover, landing, and take-off maneuvers. Expert Army and civilian pilots will participate in structured interviews regarding required obstacle avoidance display system properties while performing confined area maneuvers at night in a rotorcraft flight simulator. The results of the studies and pilot comments will be analyzed and summarized preparatory to full-scale simulator-based experiments to be conducted in Phase II
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