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31 May 1996 System concept for a rotorcraft vision system to improve cargo-handling operations
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The shift in defense strategy towards more rapid power projection and deployment drives a need for improved transport rotorcraft mission effectiveness. More efficient cargo handling during sling load operations will decrease time in hover, thereby reducing overall mission timelines. Furthermore, less fuel expenditure in hover will increase the effective mission range. In addition, expected improvements in pilot situational awareness will increase safety during these precise rotorcraft handling operations. This is particularly applicable for naval operations during adverse sea states. This paper outlines a concept for a vision system to improve rotorcraft external cargo handling operations. It presents the operational concept, sensor characteristics, image processing approach, pilot display format, and demonstration strategy.
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Thomas A. DuBois, Charles A. DiPietro, and Gary Stevenson "System concept for a rotorcraft vision system to improve cargo-handling operations", Proc. SPIE 2736, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 1996, (31 May 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.241029
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