Understanding the use of automation in helicopters

D. Friesen

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Helicopters possess the unique capability of hovering stationary in the air and landing with relative ease in a variety of terrain, which sets them apart from fixed-wing aircraft. However, due to operations close to terrain and obstacles, piloting a helicopter can be a challenging task that involves risk of incidents and accidents. One avenue to increase helicopter safety is providing improved cockpit automation functions which optimally support the pilots, such that they can react to every safety-critical situation to the best of their ability...
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Pavel, M.D., Supervisor
  • Masarati, P., Supervisor, External person
  • Borst, C., Advisor
Award date19 Jan 2023
Print ISBNs978-94-6384-403-1
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Helicopter
  • Automation
  • Human-Machine Interface


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