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Application of new GPS aircraft control/display system to topographic mapping of the Greenland ice cap
Author and Affiliation:
Wright, C. W.(NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA, United States)
Abstract: A new PC-based GPS flight management display system (GFMS) was developed for Greenland ice cap mapping during the NASA Greenland Ice Sheet mapping experiment, when a total of nine flights were made over four different flight tracks, of which two coincided with ground tracks of the ERS altimeter satellite. In this system, the GFMS inputs the GPS position data to a PC, which generates aircraft automatic pilot steering commands and a cockpit display. The display includes (1) the course deviation indicators for cross-track error and altitude, (2) the flight plan and waypoint map overlay oriented to the aircraft, and (3) various other mission-pertinent numerical data.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1992
Document ID:
19930044155
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93A28152
Subject Category: AIRCRAFT COMMUNICATIONS AND NAVIGATION
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: In: Sensors and sensor systems for guidance and navigation II; Proceedings of the Meeting, Orlando, FL, Apr. 22, 23, 1992 (A93-28151 10-35); p. 2-7.; (SEE A93-28151)
Publisher Information: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: RTOP 461-6103
Organization Source: NASA Wallops Flight Facility; Wallops Island, VA, United States
NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 6p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AIRCRAFT CONTROL; COMPUTER AIDED MAPPING; DISPLAY DEVICES; GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM; LAND ICE; TOPOGRAPHY; AIR NAVIGATION; AIRBORNE RADAR; GREENLAND; OPTICAL RADAR; POLAR CAPS
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Sensors and sensor systems for guidance and navigation II; Proceedings of the Meeting, Orlando, FL, Apr. 22, 23, 1992 (A93-28151 10-35), p. 2-7.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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