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Intelligent Vision Technologies for Aviation Safety & Security

By [email protected] - 22nd December 2016 - 14:54

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH have developed an intelligent sensor system enabling aircraft to detect and avoid potential obstacles both in the air and on the ground. Collision avoidance systems are a key technology for future unmanned aerial systems and advanced air traffic services. The objective is to increase the safety of manned and future unmanned aviation by detecting possible collisions with both cooperative and non-cooperative obstacles, and performing avoidance maneuvers as a last resort to avoid collisions. Obstacle avoidance is the key technology in missions involving the highest possible degree of autonomy, e.g. for generating situation maps for crisis and disaster management. Diamond Aircraft has used the test results to assess potential applications for this technology as an innovative and effective safety-improving feature both for unmanned flying objects and manned aviation.