Accession Number:

ADA393164

Title:

The Moving-Map Composer: A GUI-Based Map Design System for Navy Aviators

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS MARINE GEOSCIENCES DIV

Report Date:

2001-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Navy aviators require current, accurate, and easily accessible digital chart data to drive aircraft moving-map displays and provide enhanced situation awareness in the cockpit. In support of this requirement, scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory have developed a software tool known as the Moving Map Composer MMC to help pilots and mission planners design and build mission-specific, digital, aeronautical chart coverages. MMC plays a major role as a human-computer interface by enabling pilots to effectively perform a wide variety of aeronautical chart planning functions, including the design and construction of chart image from user-specified data for use in mission planning systems and in-flight moving-map displays. This poster provides an overview of MMC and describes how its development and enhancements are driven by user needs.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE