ESG to Present Mission-specific Equipment for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft at ILA

By Caroline Rees / 10 Sep 2012

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, the aviation engineering company for the planning, development, integration and logistic support of customised avionics, mission and IT systems will be presenting their varied range of mission-specific equipment and customised solutions for manned and unmanned aircraft at the ILA Berlin Air Show.

The focus areas of ESG’s Aerosystems Division at the ILA Berlin Air Show in Hall 2, Booth 2214, will be:

SeLa – Sensor-based landing aid for the CH-53 GS
SeLa’s dust-penetrating radar sensors can precisely determine the altitude of the aircraft. To do so, SeLa records the exact height above ground level, sink rate, horizontal speed and acceleration (reading and direction), distance and direction to the planned landing zone, roll and pitch angles, heading and GPS coordinates. These readings are displayed on the pilot’s helmet mounted display and on the multifunction display using appropriate symbols. In this way, SeLa enables the pilot to maintain ground reference at all times and thus ensure a safe landing, even in the most difficult visibility conditions due to particles stirred up in arid areas.

Product improvement for C-160 Transall “Night Vision Capability”
The C-160 TRANSALL product improvement enhances protection of the crew and aircraft from threats during missions, especially from optically aimed weapons. This is achieved by improving the night vision flight capabilities of 24 aircraft equipped with electronic self-defence systems. To ensure that the crew members wearing night vision goggles have a glare-free view outside the aircraft, almost the entire interior and exterior light system of the TRANSALL must be modified. Following the modification, the aircraft can be used in night vision imaging system (NVIS) mode as well as infrared mode.

New developments and technologies for the field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), demonstrated based on the Unmanned Mission Avionics Test Helicopter (UMAT)

UMAT Test Helicopter

Cassette Solution for Simpler Integration and Testing of Test Equipment
The cassette solution developed by ESG is an integral part of the experimental carrier UMAT’s system and safety concept. It permits the fast integration and testing of prototype, non-approved equipment. At the same time it protects unmanned helicopters from possibly detrimental influences of the test equipment e.g. electromagnetic interference. Additional fuses prevent the transmission of electrical faults and faulty signals to the UMAT.

Sense & Avoid Assistance Function (SAAFu)
The Sense & Avoid Assistance Function allows the UAS operator to recognise any risks of collision with other aircraft at an early stage and to avoid these by performing appropriate flight manoeuvres.

IMA³ Integrated Modular Architectures for Avionic Systems
IMA is an architectural concept which was developed for avionic systems as an addition to or replacement for conventional systems. Unlike a federated architecture with function-specific hardware and software, this architecture aims to decouple the hardware from the software so as to implement performance and cost benefits through versatility.

The ESG experts will be presenting ground-breaking technologies and solution approaches as part of the ILA conference programme:

5th Future Military Pilot Training Conference on 11 September from 9:15 a.m.
Location: ILA ConferenceCenter, Hall 5, Room Kilo
Topic: “Lead-in advanced jet training – filling the gap”
Speakers: Alan Carson, Business development project manager in the field of aircraft and

UAS systems at ESG together with Michael Franz, RUAG 5th Future Military Pilot Training Conference on 12 September from 10:55 a.m.
Location: ILA ConferenceCenter, Hall 5, Room Kilo
Topic: “UAS flight, mission, analysis: focused training for individual roles”
Speaker: Alan Carson, Business development project manager in the field of aircraft and

UAS systems Integration of unmanned aircraft in the civil managed airspace on 13 September from 2:55 p.m.
Location: ILA ConferenceCenter, Hall 4, Room Bravo
Topic: UMAT – The innovative & versatile VTOL-UAS test platform
Speaker: Dr. René Knorr, Manager for unmanned aviation systems programmes

UAS Workshop 1 – Application of UAS on 14 September from 11:15 a.m.
Location: ILA ConferenceCenter, Hall 4, Room Golf
Topic: Experimental flight campaigns with the Unmanned Mission Avionics Test Helicopter (UMAT)
Speaker: Dr. René Knorr, Manager for unmanned aviation systems programmes

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact