Sunday, 27 April 2014

DARPA seeks drop-in autopilot system to assist pilots

Flying a military aircraft is the classic example of long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of terror. Part of the reason for this is that despite half a century of creating automated flight systems, emergencies still require flight crews to multitask like a one-tentacled octopus. DARPA is hoping to change this with its Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program aimed at producing a drop-in automated flight control system designed to make the pilot's life simpler while reducing the size of flight crews... Continue Reading DARPA seeks drop-in autopilot system to assist pilots

Section: Aircraft

Tags: Aircraft, Automation, Autonomous, autopilot, DARPA

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