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Integrated cockpit display and processor: the best solution for Link-16 applications
Author(s): Alan L. Smeyne; John Savaya
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Paper Abstract

Link-16 Data Link systems are being added to current avionics systems to provide increased situational awareness and command data. By using a single intelligent display system, the impact to existing aircraft systems to implement Link-16 capabilities is minimized. Litton Guidance & Control Systems (G&CS), a military avionics supplier for more than forty years, provides Open System Architecture (OSA), large screen aircraft display systems. Based on a common set of plug-in modules, these Smart Multi-Function Displays (SMFD) are available in a variety of sizes and processing capabilities, any one of which can meet the Link-16 requirements. Using a single smart SMFD connected to a Link-16 subsystem has many advantages. With digital moving map capability, the SMFD can monitor and display air and ground tracks of both friendly and hostile forces while providing potential threat data to the operator. The SMFD can also monitor vehicle status and mission data to share between friendly air and surface forces. To support the integrated digital battlefield, Link-16 capability is required and the Litton G&CS SMFD provides the processing/display functionality to implement this capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4022, Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397762
Show Author Affiliations
Alan L. Smeyne, Litton Industries, Inc. (United States)
John Savaya, Litton Industries, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4022:
Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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