April 10, 2014

Making Autopilot Systems Safer

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Avionics Today April 10, 2014] Would you believe that just 30 lines of computer code might have saved Air France flight 447 from crashing into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009? Carlos Varela, an experienced pilot and associate professor of computer science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, believes so. Through funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Varela and his research group developed a computer system that detects and corrects faulty airspeed readings, such as those that...

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