A multi-perspective virtual reality visualization of unmanned aerial systems in the U.S. national airspace

Michael A. Bucceroni, George D. Lecakes, Mira Lalovic-Hand, Shreekanth Mandayam

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Abstract

Large scale distributed visualizations are routinely used by organizations in both the commercial and government sectors for training and simulation. These simulations are of particular importance in the research associated with the United States Federal Aviation Administration's current work on updating the National Airspace System to the Next Generation Air Transportation System. This new system will include the integration of unmanned aerial systems into civil airspace for routine flights. In this paper we propose a system for integrating unmanned aerial system visual observers into the distributed simulation capability of the Federal Aviation Administration using large-scale virtual reality systems. We demonstrate the replication of terrain surrounding flight tests in virtual environments and the generation of the observer's views from both ground-based and airborne scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAS 2016 - Sensors Applications Symposium, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages474-477
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479972494
DOIs
StatePublished - May 26 2016
Event11th IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2016 - Catania, Italy
Duration: Apr 20 2016Apr 22 2016

Publication series

NameSAS 2016 - Sensors Applications Symposium, Proceedings

Other

Other11th IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2016
CountryItaly
CityCatania
Period4/20/164/22/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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    Bucceroni, M. A., Lecakes, G. D., Lalovic-Hand, M., & Mandayam, S. (2016). A multi-perspective virtual reality visualization of unmanned aerial systems in the U.S. national airspace. In SAS 2016 - Sensors Applications Symposium, Proceedings (pp. 474-477). [7479893] (SAS 2016 - Sensors Applications Symposium, Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SAS.2016.7479893