Following the Terrain

Posted by 8 years ago

Some aircraft spend lots of time flying at low altitude and great speed. They often employ ‘terrain following’ radar: Systems that bounce electromagnetic radiation off the surrounding environment. The return signals are processed to compute a safe and optimal flight path.

Humans can do a decent job at looking out for the treetops. Crop dusters get around just fine without fancy radar systems. Yet when the sun goes down, or the aircraft gets faster, our eyes start to fail and our brains can’t keep up.

NS2 development is descending. We’re getting closer to the terrain, hiring a new development team and devoting resources to new objectives.

We’re also speeding up. There won’t be any more grand plans. No months of