Autonomous Landing Guidance Concept - The Effects of Video and Symbology Dynamics on Pilot Performance 872390

The requirement for all-weather autonomous landing and guidance (ALG) capability of tactical and transport aircraft has been recognized as a militarily significant application of emerging technology. The ALG concept consists of a self-contained inertial navigation system, forward looking infrared, and millimeter wave imaging sensor systems to provide augmented forward visibility in weather conditions, and landing guidance information presented on a head-up display. The object of this effort is to provide validation and demonstration of these concepts under conditions representative of all-weather recovery operation at prepared and unprepared landing areas, including battle-damaged and repaired minimum operating strips and concealed or covert forward locations. This paper presents the results of a study conducted to define the video and symbology dynamics required to reduce pilot disorientation and augment the low visibility real world visual scene during approach and landing.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 40% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.