Accession Number : ADA091240


Title :   Topographic Information Requirements and Computer-Graphic Display Techniques for Nap-of-the-Earth Flight.


Descriptive Note : Annual technical rept. Jan-Dec 79,


Corporate Author : ANACAPA SCIENCES INC SANTA BARBARA CA


Personal Author(s) : Rogers,Steven P ; Cross,Kenneth D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a091240.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 101


Abstract : This report describes a study undertaken to identify tasks required of Army aviators performing terrain flight, and to determine the ways in which a computer-generated topographic display might aid in the conduct of these tasks. The report provides: (a) an inventory of the full range of preflight and inflight tasks performed by the Army aviator that require the use of map products, overlays, and geographic data; (b) a review of the recent developments and state-of-the-art in computer graphics technology that are applicable to the production of map products and related displays; and (c) descriptions of computer-graphic capabilities that have potential value for the conduct of flight planning, the conduct of navigation, and the accomplishment of related tasks. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER GRAPHICS , *MAPS , TOPOGRAPHY , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , HELICOPTERS , NAVIGATION , FLIGHT PATHS , LANDFORMS , ARMY AIRCRAFT , LOW ALTITUDE , CONTOURS , TERRAIN FOLLOWING , TERRAIN MASKING


Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE