Advanced Helo Display for Zero-Zero Shipboard Landings

Period of Performance: 06/30/2015 - 12/29/2016

$491K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Systems Technology, Inc.
13766 Hawthorne Blvd. Array
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Principal Investigator

Abstract

In support of ONR?s Shipboard Automated Launch and Recovery System (SALRS) initiative, System Technology, Inc. is leveraging advances in ship motion prediction, human-machine integration, display design, and brain-monitoring analysis with the Adaptive Shipboard Recovery Display (ASRD). ASRD will allow single pilot deck recovery, displaying a set of intuitively integrated guidance and spatial cues that are optimized in real time for wake turbulence, observed and predicted ship motion, and pilot control capability. While accounting for nominal helicopter dynamics, ASRD will also adapt to changes in the airframe and task such as boost off, SAS off, RAST, free deck, and one-engine-inoperative landings. ASRD?s unique integrated display will allow single-pilot all-weather/time shipboard recoveries, reducing workload and manning requirements. The intuitively integrated guidance and spatial cues of the display are optimized in real time for wake turbulence, observed and predicted ship motion, and pilot control capability. It will enhance operational safety by minimizing over deck hover time and provide increased tactical flexibility by expanding the aircraft operating and landing envelope, regardless of the sea condition and time of day or night. ASRD will be evaluated and refined via piloted simulation and flight test with test pilot evaluators.