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Mass data graphics requirements for symbol generators: example 2D airport navagation and 3D terrain function
Author(s): Jens Schiefele; Joachim Bader; S. Kastner; Thorsten Wiesemann; Harro von Viebahn
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Paper Abstract

Next generation of cockpit display systems will display mass data. Mass data includes terrain, obstacle, and airport databases. Display formats will be two and eventually 3D. A prerequisite for the introduction of these new functions is the availability of certified graphics hardware. The paper describes functionality and required features of an aviation certified 2D/3D graphics board. This graphics board should be based on low-level and hi-level API calls. These graphic calls should be very similar to OpenGL. All software and the API must be aviation certified. As an example application, a 2D airport navigation function and a 3D terrain visualization is presented. The airport navigation format is based on highly precise airport database following EUROCAE ED-99/RTCA DO-272 specifications. Terrain resolution is based on EUROCAE ED-98/RTCA DO-276 requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4713, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2002, (16 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.474426
Show Author Affiliations
Jens Schiefele, Diehl Avionik Systeme GmbH (Germany)
Joachim Bader, Diehl Avionik Systeme GmbH (Germany)
S. Kastner, Diehl Avionik Systeme GmbH (Germany)
Thorsten Wiesemann, Diehl Avionik Systeme GmbH (Germany)
Harro von Viebahn, Diehl Avionik Systeme GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4713:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2002
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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