Moving Map Composer: A Tool for Consolidating Tasks Associated With the Design, Creation, and Management of Digital Aeronautical Chart Products for Navy Aircraft
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS MARINE GEOSCIENCES DIV
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Scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center NRLSSC have developed a software tool called Moving Map Composer MMC to help aircrew design and build mission-specific digital aeronautical chart coverage for use in mission planning systems and inflight moving-map displays. Aircrew can also use MMC to edit and incorporate other sources of information into these mission-specific coverage files MMC is comprised of a series of Graphical User Interfaces GUI and low-level C language applications that Simplify complex tasks including data fusion, chant design, editing, and file management. This paper provides a functional overview of MMC and its applications Design issues that were encountered during the course of product development and the methods that were created for their resolution are also addressed.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Cartography and Aerial Photography