“Air Traffic Management 3-D Graphics Research & Development” by Reisman and Ellis

  • ©Ronald J. Reisman and Stephen R. Ellis

  • ©Ronald J. Reisman and Stephen R. Ellis

  • ©Ronald J. Reisman and Stephen R. Ellis



Entry Number: 061


    Air Traffic Management 3-D Graphics Research & Development



    NASA has investigated the potential benefits of real-time three dimensional display technologies for Air Traffic Management (ATM) application for almost two decades. This poster is a brief review of major findings and the evolution of 3-D ATM prototype technologies.


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