Accession Number : ADA267170


Title :   Flight Instrument Software for the F/A-18 Research Simulator


Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)


Personal Author(s) : Link, Y Y


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267170.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : The standby flight instruments are replicated on two high resolution raster displays for the F/A-18 research simulator. A software package was developed using NOVA*CG1, an implementation of the CG1 graphics standard, to control a MVME393 multi-channel graphics controller. The software is written in C for the Motorola MVME147 single board computer under the UNIX System V/68 operating system. Increased performance is achieved by decomposing the instrument dial pointers into a number of trapezoids, and storing these as device level command lists.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS , *FLIGHT SIMULATORS , SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , AIRCRAFT , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , COMPUTERS , RESOLUTION , AUSTRALIA , INSTRUMENT DIALS , RASTERS , CHANNELS , REPLICAS , HIGH RESOLUTION , ENGINEERING , FLIGHT , STANDARDS , COMPUTER GRAPHICS , OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS)


Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE