Accession Number : ADD014282

Title :   Sequential Rapid Communication Visual Displays.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 Aug 87, patented 4 Jul 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Matin, Ethel ; Boff, Kenneth R

Report Date : 04 Jul 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The rapid communication (RAP-COM) microprocessor controlled memory display system and method operates by presenting real-time data in rapid temporal succession at one spatial location. It can be embodied as a stand-alone instrument or as a small display window within a larger integrated display. It can be incorporated, for example, within larger display configurations in military crew stations, nuclear power plants, air-traffic control centers, space stations, or industrial process control plants. RAP-COM has two advantages over conventional display formats. First, it reduces the amount of required display space by presenting information in sequentially in one location rather than simultaneously in several locations. Second it speeds the rate of system-to-operator information transfer by eliminating the time needed for the scanning saccadic eye movements that access information from conventional spatially separated displays. Patents. (RRH)

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *CONTROL CENTERS, *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *INSTRUMENTATION, *PATENTS, *STATIONS, *WINDOWS, ACCESS, AIR TRAFFIC, CONFIGURATIONS, CONTROL, CREWS, FORMATS, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, POSITION(LOCATION), REAL TIME, SELF CONTAINED, SEPARATION, SPACE STATIONS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE