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OPTIMIZATION STUDIES IN THE COMMON AVIATION WEATHER SYSTEM DATA PRESENTATION SUBSYSTEM.
BOLLAY (E) ASSOCIATES INC GOLETA CALIF
This report presents the results of several optimization studies within the presentation subsystem of the CAWS Common aviation Weather System. Detailed plan views of the Pilot Briefing Facility, Aviation Weather Facility, and the Pilot to Forecaster Service illustrate the desired principles of sound layout as discussed for each facility. Examples of integrated combinations of these facilities which may occur within the system are also discussed and illustrated. Personnel procedures, as they are concerned with acquisition and dissemination of weather information in these facilities, have been analyzed and tabulated. The existing CAWS graphic formats were examined and further optimized to be compatible with developmental display hardware. Alpha-numeric formats have been reconfigured from the previous CAWS formats only in that the fixed-data portion of the message has been shortened slightly and several formatting operations have been further defined. Both alpha-numeric and graphic forms are proposed for use with existing communication and display equipment. Author