NAVIGATING THE AIRPORT SURFACE: ELECTRONIC VS. PAPER MAPS

Recent advances in the Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) and ground/aircraft data-links provide a basis for generation of an accurate cockpit navigational map display including data-linked ATC-cleared ground routes. Such an electronic map may have the potential to improve pilot's situation awareness and taxi performance and thereby lessen runway incursions. The objective of this simulator study was to assess the potential improvements in these areas when using an advanced electronic map (compared to using today's paper map) under two outside scene visibility levels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hampton, VA  United States  23665
  • Authors:
    • Batson, V M
    • Harris, R L
    • Hunt, P J
  • Publication Date: 1994-11-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NAS 1.15:111536,, NASA-TM-111536
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 26 1997 12:00AM