Accession Number : AD0916233

Title :   Horizontal Situation Display (HSD).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 71-Dec 72,

Corporate Author : TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC AUSTIN

Personal Author(s) : Fountain, William T. ; Cone, Dan R.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : This report discusses the effort associated with evaluating a Moving Map Display (MMD) for application in the Imagery Interpretation (II) Segment of the Tactical Information Processing and Interpretation (TIPI) System. The primary goal of this effort is to provide a map display which will enhance the operation of the II Segment in such areas as imagery interpretation, segment management, plot verification, and mission planning. The content of this report reflects the technical effort involved in interfacing a modified version of the HSD (initially developed for the F-111 aircraft) with the II Segment hardware and software. An evaluation/demonstration of the resulting automated map capability was conducted for USAF and USMC personnel possessing various backgrounds in the intelligence area. Besides numerous verbal comments, the evaluation resulted in the completion of a questionnaire concerning the demonstrated MMD capabilities. The conclusions and recommendations are based primarily on the extensive experience of the personnel (both Government and Texas Instruments) who were responsible for the integration of the HSD with the II Segment. The evaluation activities described above strongly indicate that a MMD capability is most beneficial to the II Segment and will significantly improve and increase its overall capabilities.

Descriptors :   (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, MAP PROJECTION), (*HORIZONTAL INDICATORS, MAPS), (*TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE, INFORMATION PROCESSING), (*DATA PROCESSING, GRAPHICS), PHOTOINTERPRETATION, TACTICAL WARFARE, MISSION PROFILES, AIRBORNE, INTERFACES, RESOLUTION, COSTS, SYMBOLS, MOTION, PARITY, ERRORS, ACCURACY, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE