Accession Number : AD0771595

Title :   Design and Use of Computer-Generated Electronic Area Navigation Map Displays.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 72-Aug 73,

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CA AEROSPACE GROUPS

Personal Author(s) : Streeter, Edward ; Weber, J. William ; McGrath, James J.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 212

Abstract : Experimental investigations of the following problem areas were performed: (1) time-referenced volumetric navigation in the terminal area using computer-generated electronic map displays. (2) preflight and inflight computer data entry employing keyboard, force controller, and light pen devices, and (3) electronic map display data presentation, alphanumeric legibility, symbol identification, and spacing requirements. A parallel investigation of alternate display generation techniques led to the selection of a design approach for a device suitable for use in a flight simulation facility. The device was mechanized for use with a Raytheon 704 minicomputer in the generation of electronic map displays that provide both area and time navigation guidance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION, *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, MAPS, CATHODE RAY TUBES, COMPUTERS.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance
      Printing and Graphic Arts

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE