This report describes the study of a unique display device and technology called Deformographics to determine its practical value for the presentation of large quantities (e.g., 30,000 characters) of air traffic control data. The report covers the engineering, development, human factors, and test and evaluation phases and provides the technical performance data and applications concepts. Deformographics is a technology that produces a high-resolution, projection, storage,digitally controlled, random access, up to 1-meter diagonal, low power consumption, monochromatic or multicolor alphanumeric/graphic display. The project determined the viability of the technology, established the basis for further operational concept studies, and assessed the reproducibility of devices and performance based on the technology. The conclusions indicate a wide use of the technology for Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control data and information presentation, as well as other similar applications, and indicate a significant superiority of performance over other conventional and emerging display technologies. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Authors:
    • Spanier, G
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 223 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-79-24 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM