08019490 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 7 patents.

An imaging and display system provides helicopter pilots with an unobstructed display of a landing area in a brownout or whiteout condition by capturing a high resolution image of the landing area prior to obscuration. Using inertial navigation information from the aircraft or an independent system, the system transforms the image to a desired viewpoint and overlays a representation of the helicopter's current position relative to the landing area. The system thus greatly improves orientation and situational awareness, permitting safe and effective operation under zero visibility brownout conditions.

Title
Imaging and display system to aid helicopter landings in brownout conditions
Application Number
11/856557
Publication Number
8019490 (B2)
Application Date
September 17, 2007
Publication Date
September 13, 2011
Inventor
Michael Harvey Peterson
Burbank
CA, US
W Daniel Hillis
Encino
CA, US
Bran Ferren
Beverly Hills
CA, US
Agent
Glenn Patent Group
Michael A Glenn
Assignee
Applied Minds
CA, US
IPC
G01C 23/00
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