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Description of path-in-the-sky contact analog piloting displayA contact analog display called Path-In-The-Sky (PITS) integrates information on airplane attitude, airplane kinematic performance, navigation situation, and path prediction into one instrument. The pictorial format utilized in the PITS display concept was designed to reduce the required instrument scan and to simplify interpretation of informtion with the objective of reducing pilot work load. Described are the symbology of the PITS display, the coordinate systems used to generate the display, and the magnitudes of pertinent geometric characteristics selected during the display development. Also included are examples of the PITS display generated on a stand-alone graphics computer.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Knox, C. E.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Leavitt, J.
(Sperry Rand, Corp., Hampton Va., United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1977
Subject Category
Aircraft Instrumentation
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Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 513-52-01-17
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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