Lane Navigation Using Electronic Charts: A Training Manual for the NRL Moving-Map System
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS MARINE GEOSCIENCES DIV
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The Naval Research Laboratory NRL Moving Map MM navigation system integrates relatively low cost, commercial off-the-shelf COTS DGPSGPS hardware with government off-the-shelf GOTS moving-map software. The system consists of a DGPSGPS antenna and receiver capable of establishing exact positions within 5-meter accuracy. DGPSGPS data is processed by a high performance, ruggedized, water-resistant computer running segments of the Falcon View program from the Portable Flight Planning System PFPS software suite. The system can be loaded with a full range of military standard format charts from the National Imagery and Mapping Agency NIMA and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA, and various conversion chart imports such as georectified GEOTIFF formats of other non-military standard commercial products. Overlays depicting the battlefield geometry are used to enhance situational awareness.
- Marine Engineering
- Navigation and Guidance