The helmet displays information on the flight attitude and important helicopter parameters. The software can also automatically detect the ship’s deck via image data and then visualizes the ideal approach, which is displayed in a kind of 3D glideslope. "If there is no outside view due to bad weather, the pilot can slide down the space-stable virtual slide to land safely," explains Mehling.
Test pilots with naval experience from the Bundeswehr and industry have already tested the system and found it to be good. In a further step, the pilot assistance system is to be tested by helicopter pilots from all areas. The results should help to further optimize the system.
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