Viability assessment of a Synthetic Vision System for aerial night firefighting
Document typeBachelor thesis
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This paper, done while in internship into Indra, describes the process followed to develop the viability study of a Synthetic Vision System (SVS) embedded into an helicopter. This is, also, a subsystem of the system for night aerial firefighting (NAVNOC) which is to be developed under the framework of project Prometeo for the integral fight against wildfires and forests protection. The objective of the paper is to do the viability study and compare the ideal models on the design of an aeronautic system used in university classes, such as Avionics or Design of Aeronautical Systems, with the process followed by an enterprise of this sector, taking into account the relationships and requirements of other enterprises. Concretely, the requirements for this project are the ones under the framework of Prometeo project and the ones of the final user, which are the pilots of the company INAER Helicopteros which is also part of the consortium that leads the project. To see those differences, it must be compared the process to crate a Concept of Operations and a Functional Analysis. This also includes the study of the NAVNOC system, a state of the art of actual synthetic vision systems and the similar ones and a draft of the system architecture. Also have been done various meetings with project managers and between the company and the final users, that will be the pilots of INAER company. The objective of those meetings is to produce some iterations of the documents until they fulfil the requirements desired by the final users. Finally, in the conclusions chapter an overview of the developed steps of the paper will be done and the viability of the system will be stated. Also the differences found between an ideal class development and the one in the industry development will be showed.