Use of Spatial Modelling to Select the Helicopter Landing Sites
Keywords:ERDAS IMAGINE, helicopter landing sites, knowledge base, spatial modelling
The paper describes a procedure of selecting areas potentially suitable for landing of particular formations of helicopters. It describes specific requirements of the NATO documents that have to be respected when selecting the areas for landing. These requirements relate to a slope of ground and an obstruction angle on approach and exit paths. It also lists natural and man-made terrain features that represent the obstacles that can prevent helicopters from landing. Creating the knowledge base and graphical models in ERDAS IMAGINE is then described. The results of modelling different configurations of landing points are presented.
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