Accession Number : ADA292327

Title :   Driver's Enhanced Vision System (DEVS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GALAXY SCIENTIFIC CORP PLEASANTVILLE NJ

Personal Author(s) : Wright, Joseph A. ; Hampton, Lawrence ; Grant, Ted ; Lewis, Richard

PDF Url : ADA292327

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : A study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using advanced technologies to enhance the response capability of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting crews in extremely low visibility conditions. his study has identified technology, evaluated systems, and defined requirements for equipment necessary to meet this need, the Driver's Enhanced Vision System (DEVS) - DEVS is composed of three subsystems: Night Vision, an infrared camera and monitor which enhances vision in smoke, fog, adverse weather, and darkness; navigation, a Differential OPS receiver and moving map display inside the cab; and Tracking, a digital radio datalink between the command center and the vehicles over which accident information, vehicle position reports, and other messages are sent. This document describes the constituent technologies and evaluations that were performed and defines preliminary specifications for the DFVS system.

Descriptors :   *RESCUES, *INFRARED EQUIPMENT, *DRIVERS(PERSONNEL), POSITION(LOCATION), AIRCRAFT, SECURITY, MOTION, TRACKING, CONTROL CENTERS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, SMOKE, NAVIGATION, DARKNESS, CREWS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, CAMERAS, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, LOW LEVEL, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, MAPS, FIRE FIGHTING, NIGHT VISION, DATA LINKS, DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, ACCIDENTS.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Protective Equipment
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE