SBIR 95-1 SOLICITATION
A 3D MOVING MAP FOR GA COCKPITS
Vision Micro Design (VmD) proposes to create an affordable and certifiable 3D
geography based moving map (3DMM) product that can also provide attitude
indication. The aim of the innovation is to respond to the GA markets' need
for an Electronic VFR always display - by depicting what the pilot sees
outside the cockpit on a clear VFR day. The human factors engineered
software will provide a richer, more intuitive, easier to understand terrain
display compared to existing moving maps (MMs). This product will blend
fault tolerant computer technology with light, ruggedized micro-computer
hardware, GPS position data, flat panel displays, and intuitive pilot
interface software. The goal is to provide the pilot with landmarks, geography
and attitude perception: where the aircraft is, what is its attitude, where it
is going and what geography lies ahead; thereby maximizing situational
awareness and minimizing pilot workload and confusion.
Potential Commercial Applications:
The initial commercial market for this moving map platform covers over
50,000 GA aircraft actively involved in cross country flight domestically.
Marketing will then address the other 150,000 domestic GA aircraft, and the
international market of 100,000 GA aircraft. A key feature of this product
development that benefits marketing is its modularity.
Name and Address of Offeror:
Vision Micro Systems Development, Inc.
5501 East Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) &
Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) Programs
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Updated: Feb. 7, 1996