Accession Number : ADD014884

Title :   Generic Radar Display.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 2 Oct 89, patented 31 Jul 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Allen, John H ; Reif, Robert S

Report Date : 31 Jul 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The invention relates to the field of training devices, and in particular to simulators for the display of radar data. The invention is adaptable in that its software can be modified for compatibility with a variety of target generators; and, then when the invention is appropriately instructed, it will interact with the generator to create an accurate and responsive visual display of the data provided by the generator in accordance with settings selected by the user. The present invention is a system for accepting simulated radar display information from a target generator and displaying that information on a simulated radar display console. It comprises a general purpose computer that has been prepared to monitor the user inputs on the front panel of the console, acquire data from and communicate with the generator, and implement the functions indicated by the user that normally are performed by specially built hardware. Preparation of the computer refers to the selection of appropriate boards and additional hardware, and to the use of an adaptable application software system. First, the software system initializes and tests the radar display system. Then, the normal operational mode of the software program is entered if no errors are detected.

Descriptors :   COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERS, CONSOLES, DATA DISPLAYS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, GENERATORS, PREPARATION, RADAR, RADAR EQUIPMENT, SIMULATION, SIMULATORS, TARGETS, TRAINING DEVICES, VISUAL AIDS

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE