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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),
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International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Human Factors Ergonomics Society (HFES)

Wednesday February 21, 2018


Research to Improve the Safety of Rotorcraft


Speaker:  Cliff Johnson, ANG-E272 S/W & Systems Branch

The United States Helicopter Safety Team’s (USHST) primary mission is to reduce the fatal accident rate within the helicopter community. As part of this mission, the USHST has developed several safety enhancements for helicopters. The FAA has been supporting these efforts via several research initiatives led by and conducted at the William J. Hughes Technical Center. One of these efforts involves examining helicopter flight data monitoring (HFDM) for the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) program by developing aggregate analytical tools and techniques. Another effort involves researching Head-Worn Displays (HWD’s) and Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) technologies to determine criteria for Enhanced Helicopter Vision Systems (EHVS) or Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) operations for helicopters. EHVS technology has the potential to increase operational efficiency and safety for helicopter approaches within the U.S. The presentation will highlight via audio, video, and graphics, a collection of flight test and other research activities for these projects and will also describe several historical rotorcraft accidents that the team has used as inspiration for conducting the research.


    Location: Blue Heron Pines Golf Club
    550 Country Club Dr, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

    (609) 965-1800



    Social Time: 6:00 PM   
    Dinner: 6:30 PM   
    Speaker Approx: 7:45 PM

    MENU: Buffet dinner


    $19 AIAA/IEEE/INCOSE Members
    $23 ITEA/NSBE/HFES/Guests
    $15 Students

    Reservations due by noon Tuesday, January 16

    Joseph Burns 609-338-8789  (C)
    Mike Konyak 609-280-8179 (C)

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