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23 April 2010 Enhanced vision for all-weather operations under NextGen
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Recent research in Synthetic/Enhanced Vision technology is analyzed with respect to existing Category II/III performance and certification guidance. The goal is to start the development of performance-based vision systems technology requirements to support future all-weather operations and the NextGen goal of Equivalent Visual Operations. This work shows that existing criteria to operate in Category III weather and visibility are not directly applicable since, unlike today, the primary reference for maneuvering the airplane is based on what the pilot sees visually through the "vision system." New criteria are consequently needed. Several possible criteria are discussed, but more importantly, the factors associated with landing system performance using automatic and manual landings are delineated.
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Randall E. Bailey, Lynda J. Kramer, and Steven P Williams "Enhanced vision for all-weather operations under NextGen", Proc. SPIE 7689, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2010, 768903 (23 April 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.852667
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