Accession Number : AD0778635

Title :   An Interactive Graphics Approach to the Flight Deck Handling Problem.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Giardina,Thomas Joseph , II

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : Present communication networks aboard aircraft carriers introduce inefficiency into the aircraft handling operation. A previous study, named CADOCS, failed to solve the problem by a method involving computer simulation. This study proposes a solution to the aircraft handling problem by use of a system of computer graphics terminals and interactive or 'man-in-the-loop' programming. The study includes a proposed communication network, a discussion of the types of computer graphics hardware now available, a discussion of interactive programming, and a preliminary computer graphics program for two displays in the proposed system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Command and control systems, *Interactive graphics, Computer graphics, Computer programs, Data processing terminals, Display systems, Flight decks, Operation, Handling, Carrier based aircraft, Aircraft carriers, Communications networks, Computers, Interactions, Man machine systems, Problem solving, Graphics, FORTRAN, Theses

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE