Electronic Moving Map
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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The U.S. Navy has identified the need for an accurate, user-friendly navigation device to guide amphibious craft drivers. The standard navigation equipment in these craft has proven inadequate. Problems associated with the current navigation processes include, but are not limited to, low visibility, complex task management, and cramped internal space. A moving map system provides the user with an accurate and visual depiction of the operating environment. This enhances both the drivers and the navigators situational awareness, which is required for critical decision-making and operational safety. The Naval Research Laboratory NRL has been developing and testing moving-map devices hosted on commercial hardware and software in an effort to demonstrate such a navigation system on a variety of platforms. This system would provide helpful information to the craft operator, including determining position, displaying position, aiding in controlling position, and displaying waypoints.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Navigation and Guidance