Carrier Automated Beacon Landing Enhancement (CABLE)

Period of Performance: 11/02/2015 - 09/02/2016


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Opto-knowledge Systems, Inc.
19805 Hamilton Ave Array
Torrance, CA 90502
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


OKSI proposes to design an optical system to support automated landing of fixed wing aircraft on carriers. The Carrier Automated Beacon Landing Enhancement (CABLE) system will utilize augmented beacon lighting located on the ship and optimized imaging system on the aircraft. Automated software will extract observed light positions combined with onboard INS to produce aircraft relative position and attitude. These measurements will be provided to a Kalman Filter to compute the aircraft control to maintain the desired glide path to carrier landing.