Accession Number:

ADA214732

Title:

Tactical Interim Planning Software (TIPS) Users Manual

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jan-Aug 1988

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY INC PALO ALTO CA MISSION EFFECTIVENESS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-29

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The Tactical Interim Planning Software TIPS is a computer software package developed by Systems Control Technology, Inc SCT for the United States Air Forces in Europe USAFE. The purpose of this document is to provide an elementary users manual for the TIPS software. TIPS provided an interim F-111 unit-level mission planning system for the European environment. It contains the capabilities to generate flyable routes, display DMA video disk maps, produce automated radar predictions, and output a complete colored combat mission folder. TIPS was designed with an easy-to-use mouse driven graphics intensive program for both peacetime and wartime scenarios. TIPS allows the operator to create flyable 3D routes, using lat-long coordinates, TACAN points, and graphically input coordinates or any combination of these points. TIPS takes into consideration 3D digital terrain, altitude winds, temperature, aircraft airspeed adn bank angles. Also considered for route generation, are the SAM threats, low-level transit route points, transit corridors, and IFF-ONOFF lines. Using this information, TIPS produces a Form 691 flight plan, in-route and at target radar predictions, and colored combat mission folder maps.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE