Pilot safety enhancement for on-board ground collision avoidance systems

Stephen J. Pinchak, Asok Ray

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Abstract

The goal of the paper is to present an enhancement of the existing onboard Ground Collision Avoidance System (GCAS) that is designed to increase pilot safety in USAF A-10 aircraft. The A-10 is a single-seat, twin-engine aircraft with a 30- millimeter, seven-barreled Gatling gun and 11 weapon pylons designed to fly at low level in close air support missions. The GCAS system provides both visual and aural cues for a pilot- initiated recovery. The proposed algorithm of GCAS enhancement is built upon a simple linear regression model that predicts the recovery height of the aircraft following a warning call and allows pilots to compare their own training events with flight test standards. This paper presents a discussion of model development, validation and comparison of the model predictions with actual flight test events. A comparison of recovery techniques and pilot options is included. A series of recommendations and possible usage for Air Force pilot training are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit
StatePublished - 2000
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit 2000 - Dever, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 14 2000Aug 17 2000

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit 2000
CountryUnited States
CityDever, CO
Period8/14/008/17/00

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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