Honeywell, Rockwell Demo Anti-Brownout Systems
By Graham Warwick
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Synthetic-vision systems developed for civil aviation to improve safety in reduced visibility are moving into the military arena, with tests of systems to help helicopter pilots land in rotor-blown dust and other degraded visual environments.
Under a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) program, Honeywell has completed flight tests that fused a stored terrain database with real-time sensor data to provide the pilot with a three-dimensional view of the outside word in poor visibility.