Optionally piloted rotorcraft guidance and operator interface for shipboard operations

Eric Johnson, Phillip Jones

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Abstract

A guidance, navigation, control, and operator interface system has been developed to enable an optionally piloted helicopter to perform flight operations relative to a moving platform as well as takeoff and land on that moving platform. The normal utilization of this system is to operate to/from a ship. The aircraft itself has a 1200 pound gross weight. The system itself has been successfully tested in simulation and flight testing, including takeoff and landing from a moving platform with and without a pilot onboard. The system and results are described here, including a concept for simplifying the operator interface for these types of operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Helicopter Society International - 6th AHS International Specialists' Meeting on Unmanned Rotorcraft System 2015
Subtitle of host publicationPlatform Design, Autonomy, Operator Workload Reduction and Network Centric Operations
PublisherAmerican Helicopter Society International
Pages175-180
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781510810129
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Event6th AHS International Specialists' Meeting on Unmanned Rotorcraft System 2015: Platform Design, Autonomy, Operator Workload Reduction and Network Centric Operations - Chandler, United States
Duration: Jan 20 2015Jan 22 2015

Other

Other6th AHS International Specialists' Meeting on Unmanned Rotorcraft System 2015: Platform Design, Autonomy, Operator Workload Reduction and Network Centric Operations
CountryUnited States
CityChandler
Period1/20/151/22/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Johnson, E., & Jones, P. (2015). Optionally piloted rotorcraft guidance and operator interface for shipboard operations. In American Helicopter Society International - 6th AHS International Specialists' Meeting on Unmanned Rotorcraft System 2015: Platform Design, Autonomy, Operator Workload Reduction and Network Centric Operations (pp. 175-180). American Helicopter Society International.