Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center are developing a head-worn display system for pilots to improve safety and efficiency in aviation operations, particularly taxiway and runway safety at airports. Airports are experiencing tremendous increases in traffic, leading to runway nearincursions and incursions, setting the stage for potentially tragic accidents. NASA's technology provides pilots using the device with a voice-controlled system that displays a real-time, virtual display of the airplane's surroundings. Initial testing shows that this system provides significant safety and operational benefits during aircraft surface operations by enabling pilots to taxi alertly without having to look down at a cockpit screen.
NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA solicits interest from companies interested in obtaining license rights to commercialize, manufacture and market this technology. For more information about this technology transfer opportunity, please visit: http://technologygateway.nasa.gov/docs/TOA_LARC42_AviationSafety_06web.pdf