Accession Number : AD0757554

Title :   Evaluation of the Operational, Design and Support Aspects of Cartography for Use in Civil Area Navigation Map Displays. Volume I. Technical.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 71-Apr 72.

Corporate Author : CHAMPLAIN TECHNOLOGY INC WEST PALM BEACH FLA

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 248

Abstract : An evaluation of the operational aspects of cartography for use in civil area navigation operations was undertaken through an analysis of the 1975-80 U.S. domestic airspace environment. Supporting data for this analysis was collected through a series of observation flights in map display, area navigation and conventional VOR navigation-equipped aircraft. Eight potential roles for map displays are discussed. Through a series of ten simulated flights using a variety of conventional, area navigation and map display equipment, the cartographic information elements necessary to operate in the 1975-80 airspace are identified. As an adjunct to the operational analyses, the cartographic and display variables which affect the utility of a map display are analyzed. Six major issues concerning the cartographic support of map displays are identified and discussed. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MAPS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), (*CIVIL AVIATION, *NAVIGATIONAL AIDS), MAPPING, RADIO NAVIGATION, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS, NAVIGATION CHARTS, INSTRUMENT FLIGHT, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE