Advanced integrated enhanced vision systems

Richard R. Kerr, Chiu Hung Luk, Dan Hammerstrom, Misha Pavel

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Abstract

In anticipation of its ultimate role in transport, business and rotary wing aircraft, we clarify the role of Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS): how the output data will be utilized, appropriate architecture for total avionics integration, pilot and control interfaces, and operational utilization. Ground-map (database) correlation is critical, and we suggest that "synthetic vision" is simply a subset of the monitor/guidance interface issue. The core of integrated EVS is its sensor processor. In order to approximate optimal, Bayesian multi-sensor fusion and ground correlation functionality in real time, we are developing a neural net approach utilizing human visual pathway and self-organizing, associative-engine processing. In addition to EVS/SVS imagery, outputs will include sensor-based navigation and attitude signals as well as hazard detection. A system architecture is described, encompassing an all-weather sensor suite; advanced processing technology; inertial, GPS and other avionics inputs; and pilot and machine interfaces. Issues of total-system accuracy and integrity are addressed, as well as flight operational aspects relating to both civil certification and military applications in IMC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.G. Verly
Pages90-101
Number of pages12
Volume5081
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
EventEnhanced and Synthetic Vision 2003 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 21 2003Apr 21 2003

Other

OtherEnhanced and Synthetic Vision 2003
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period4/21/034/21/03

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enhanced vision
Avionics
avionics
Sensors
wings
sensors
Sensor data fusion
Military applications
rotary wing aircraft
Processing
neural nets
certification
Global positioning system
output
multisensor fusion
Hazards
organizing
Navigation
navigation
Aircraft

Keywords

  • Enhanced vision
  • Ground-map correlation
  • Sensor fusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kerr, R. R., Luk, C. H., Hammerstrom, D., & Pavel, M. (2003). Advanced integrated enhanced vision systems. In J. G. Verly (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5081, pp. 90-101) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.497422

Advanced integrated enhanced vision systems. / Kerr, Richard R.; Luk, Chiu Hung; Hammerstrom, Dan; Pavel, Misha.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / J.G. Verly. Vol. 5081 2003. p. 90-101.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kerr, RR, Luk, CH, Hammerstrom, D & Pavel, M 2003, Advanced integrated enhanced vision systems. in JG Verly (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5081, pp. 90-101, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2003, Orlando, FL, United States, 4/21/03. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.497422
Kerr RR, Luk CH, Hammerstrom D, Pavel M. Advanced integrated enhanced vision systems. In Verly JG, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5081. 2003. p. 90-101 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.497422
Kerr, Richard R. ; Luk, Chiu Hung ; Hammerstrom, Dan ; Pavel, Misha. / Advanced integrated enhanced vision systems. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / J.G. Verly. Vol. 5081 2003. pp. 90-101
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