A Microcomputer Based Shipboard Surface-Subsurface Contact Plotter System.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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Today, in most shipboard Combat Information Centers, true mption plots of own ships motion and or surfacesubsurface contacts are provided with the aid of electromechanical devices like the dead-reckoning tracer DRT or the NC-2 plotter. These devices suffer a variety of drawbacks, such as inflexibility and the need to track the light-spots manually. This thesis has developed a flexible, labor-saving, true-motion plotter using contemporary microcomputer and plasma display technologies. An automatic display of contact data, analogous to the plexiglass surface status board is also provided. Contact course, speed and CPA information are computed automatically and, unlike the DRT or the NC-2 plotter, both the geographic and tabular displays can be easily duplicated on the bridge and elsewhere. UTHOR
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware
- Marine Engineering