A novel approach to night vision imaging systems development, integration and verification in military aircraft

Sabatini, R, Richardson, M, Cantiello, M, Toscano, M and Fiorini, P 2013, 'A novel approach to night vision imaging systems development, integration and verification in military aircraft', Aerospace Science and Technology, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 10-23.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title A novel approach to night vision imaging systems development, integration and verification in military aircraft
Author(s) Sabatini, R
Richardson, M
Cantiello, M
Toscano, M
Fiorini, P
Year 2013
Journal name Aerospace Science and Technology
Volume number 31
Issue number 1
Start page 10
End page 23
Total pages 14
Publisher Elsevier Masson
Abstract This paper describes the research and experimental flight test activities conducted by the Italian Air Force Official Test Centre (RSV) in collaboration with industry (Alenia Aeronautica and Litton Precision Products) and with Academia, in order to confer the Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) capability to the Italian TORNADO IDS (Interdiction and Strike) and ECR (Electronic Combat and Reconnaissance) aircraft. The activities included various Design, Development, Test and Evaluation (DDT&E) activities, including Night Vision Goggles (NVG) integration, cockpit instruments and external lighting modifications, as well as various ground test sessions and a total of eighteen flight test sorties. RSV and Litton Precision Products were responsible of coordinating and conducting the design and installation activities of the internal and external lights. Particularly, an iterative process was established, allowing an in-site rapid correction of the major deficiencies encountered during the ground and flight test sessions. Both single-ship (day/night) and formation (night) flights were performed, shared between the RSV and Alenia Test Crews involved in the activities, allowing for a redundant examination of the various test items by all participants. (et al)
Subject Avionics
Navigation and Position Fixing
Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Night vision imaging systems
night vision goggles
NVG compatibility
military avionics systems
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.ast.2013.08.021
Copyright notice © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
ISSN 1270-9638
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 6 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 7 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Altmetric details:
Access Statistics: 227 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 04 Feb 2014, 13:58:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us