SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK
LCA-Navy Mk1 gets a special flight control law mode that allows hands-free take-off, to reduce the pilot’s workload as the aircraft leaps from the aircraft carrier ramp and automatically puts the aircraft in an ascending trajectory. Developers of India’s 5.5 Gen AMCA fighter jet wants to take autonomous technologies much further in the next-generation fighter program and have started work on a fully automatic vision-based Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off & Landing (ATTOL) system.
Image recognition technology and other sensors will be installed on the aircraft to allow it to taxi aircraft from the hangar to the main runway and move throttle levers to the take-off setting to accelerate automatically while maintaining the runway centerline with default take-off speed before its nose-up and in the aircraft is the air.
ATTOL feature will enable the development of Unmanned AMCA as its developers always wanted to but the ATTOL feature will also be on Manned AMCA to reduce the further load on the pilot. while pilots will remain at the heart of operations it will be seen as an additional safety feature to further reduce the risks of accidents when planes are coming in for a landing or take off after multiple sorties.
ADA already has developed ATOL (Automatic Take-off Landing ) system for the Rustom 2, SWiFT, and Archer UAVs and has successfully validated and certified it after the conclusion of multiple trials. ATTOL system will be a further improvement over the ATOL system that might be used first on ISUAV and FUFA programs and later will also be incorporated into AMCA Mk2.
While the development of Unmanned LCA-Tejas Mk1 and AMCA is still at the proposal stage ATTOL and ATOL systems will be necessary if they’re to become reality.
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