A programmable pilot oriented display system for GA aircraft
Author(s)Littlefield, James A.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Flight Transportation Laboratory
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This report presents a complete description of a digital flight data processing platform designed to support a range of airborne or flight simulator based experiments requiring the acquisition, processing, and display of information. The Programmable Pilot Oriented Display (PPOD) is based on IEEE S-100 bus standard equipment and readily available software utilities. The design philosophy and techniques used to achieve project objectives with a minimum of hardware/software customization are discussed. System resources include three Z80 processors, intelligent 10, complete interprocessor communications firmware, and RS-170 composite video output. Discussion of both PPOD capabilities and the steps required to employ PPOD in future experimental setups are presented in the context of a mobile test run.
May 1982Also issued as an M.S. thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1982Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-90)
Cambridge, Mass. : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Flight Transportation Laboratory, 
FTL report (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Flight Transportation Laboratory) ; R82-4
Airplanes, Private planes, Information display systems, Microcomputers, Microcomputers, Electronic equipment, Programmable peripheral interfaces