Accession Number : ADA136392

Title :   Airborne Intelligent Display (AID) Phase I Software Description,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Drumm,A C ; Heath,W S ; Richardson,J A

PDF Url : ADA136392

Report Date : 24 Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : The Airborne Intelligent Display is a microprocessor-based display capable of serving as a cockpit data terminal in a variety of FAA developmental applications. A prototype of this display was developed by Lincoln Laboratory during 1979-1980 in order to evaluate and demonstrate the use of the data link between a Mode S ground sensor and Mode S transponder-equipped aircraft. The AID served as a data link interface allowing the pilot to see, respond to, and initiate communications from a ground sensor. Later, when Lincoln began testing the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), the AID became the TCAS display device, showing position estimates for TCAS-tracked aircraft. More recently, a redesign effort, focused principally on software, was begun to extend the AID design so that it could be more quickly adapted to a variety of FAA developmental programs. This document describes the redesigned Airborne Intelligent display, with special emphasis on software design. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Display systems, *Data displays, *Data processing terminals, *Cockpits, Microprocessors, Data links, Airborne, Surface to air, Interfaces, Avionics, Collision avoidance, Detectors, Systems engineering

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE