Situational and terrain awareness and warning system implementation on android smartphone for manned aviation applications

Dmitry Bershadsky, Louis Dressel, Eric Johnson

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Abstract

General aviation (GA) aircraft are for the most part not equipped with situational awareness or alerting systems, namely in terms of traffic or terrain collision. This is largely due to lack of regulatory requirements, but also because such systems tend to be costly. By over an order of magnitude, these types of aircraft are the most common in the world's airspace. Their prevalence, combined with their more terrain-proximal flight profiles, make GA aircraft most susceptible to controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) incidents. We introduce an economical situational awareness and alerting system in an attempt to mitigate CFIT accidents in otherwise uninstrumented GA aircraft. We do so using a common smartphone to run an application which interfaces with NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) digital terrain elevation database (DTED).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624102561
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014 - National Harbor, MD, United States
Duration: Jan 13 2014Jan 17 2014

Publication series

Name52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014

Other

Other52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014
CountryUnited States
CityNational Harbor, MD
Period1/13/141/17/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Bershadsky, D., Dressel, L., & Johnson, E. (2014). Situational and terrain awareness and warning system implementation on android smartphone for manned aviation applications. In 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014 (52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc..