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Accession Number ADA582301
Title Automatic Aircraft Collision Avoidance Algorithm Design for Fighter Aircraft.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 9p
Personal Author D. Kidd D. Swihart J. Wadley R. Lehmann R. Turner
Abstract The U.S. Department of Defense has identified midair mishaps as a leading cause of loss of life, lost combat capability, and financial cost in fighter/attack aircraft operations. In the past, losses from midair mishaps were mitigated through training and ineffective warning systems. Now, an Automatic Air Collision Avoidance System (Auto ACAS) has been identified as a technology that could significantly reduce midair accidents. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Lockheed Martin are developing Auto ACAS for fighter aircraft operating in an air combat training environment. In this environment, emphasis is placed on providing protection for aircraft performing air combat maneuvers while eliminating nuisance. Auto ACAS is not a pilot advisory system or a de-confliction system; rather, Auto ACAS performs an automatic, aggressive maneuver to avoid collisions with other aircraft and returns control to the pilot as soon as the collision is prevented. The system coordinates maneuver trajectories between aircraft, determines which combination of maneuvers provides the best separation, and initiates maneuvers when a collision is imminent. The maneuvers incorporate pilot preferences and rules of the road where applicable and possible. Most maneuvers last only two to three seconds and occur well within the reaction time of an alert pilot.
Keywords Air combat training collision protection
Aircraft design
Autoacas(Automatic air collision avoidance system)
Automatic pilots
Collision avoidance
Department of defense
Fighter aircraft
Formation logic
Operational readiness
Threat isolations
Track managers

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51B - Aeronautics
51C - Aircraft
74F - Military Intelligence
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth,TX.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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