A Systems Engineering Process for Selecting Technologies to Mitigate the Risk of Operating Rotorcraft in Degraded Visual Environments
Rept. for 30 Sep 2012-30 Sep 2013
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH INST ATLANTA
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This paper describes a defensible process for selecting the combinations of feasible and viable technologies that have the highest potential to mitigate the current U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC capability gaps for helicopters operating in a Degraded Visual Environment DVE. The process for selecting these combinations is an adaptation of traditional Systems Engineering techniques, including Morphological Analysis, Quality Function Deployment, and Utility Theory. After they are identified, the Army intends to examine the inclusion of the top combinations or a subset thereof into ground, simulation, and flight test activities in order to better understand their ability to mitigate the gaps. Additionally, if technologies present a unique capability of interest, the specific technology may be examined further.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Flight Control and Instrumentation