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Thursday, December 23, 2004

Perfect Visibility with Synthetic Vision
Four months ago, in "NASA Helps Clearing the Fog," I was commenting on NASA's Synthetic Vision program which goal is to reduce airplane accidents by 80 percent. This week, in "Synthetic Vision is no fake," Washington Technology brings us more details about the technologies used by this program.

Synthetic Vision integrates GPS, a high-resolution display, detailed terrain databases and an integrity monitor that ensures the land below corresponds to the synthetic view. The pilot sees the terrain, the potential obstacles, his approach and the runway. NASA says these technologies could also be used for air traffic control or military applications. This overview contains selected excerpts, pictures and references.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 3:36 PM Comments (0)
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