Accession Number : ADA113619

Title :   Evaluation of Distribution and Display Systems for Satellite Imagery. Phase I.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Sep-Oct 80,


Personal Author(s) : Henline,John ; Talotta,James

PDF Url : ADA113619

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This in-house study was conducted to determine the acceptability and operational effectiveness of an experimental system for displaying and distributing satellite imagery designed for flight service station (FSS) application. Primarily, consideration was given to the efficacy of the displayed data, together with the presentation format used for the demonstration. Secondly, man-machine relationship and some software aspects were tested and evaluated. Interim results indicate that the prototype system provided graphic data in a form suitable for use by preflight, in-flight, and en route flight advisory specialists for nearly all their briefing functions. Equipment configuration, assembled for this evaluation/demonstration, proved reliable and acceptable (though not necessarily optimal) by the specialists participating in the demonstration. Conditional acceptability included display medium and size, graphical quality and information presentation, and associated software programs for accessing the data through the prototype system. It is recommended that a field study be conducted as Phase II of this evaluation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Data displays, *Computer graphics, Satellite communications, Test and evaluation, Computer programs, Acceptability, Operational effectiveness, Man machine systems, Prototypes, Configurations, Reliability, Specifications, Flight control systems, Cathode ray tubes, Hard copy, Optical images, Comparison, Pilots, Questionnaires

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE