Terrain Avoidance Warning System Databases for the Civil Aviation Industry
Track: Transportation and Logistics
Author(s): Lisa Wynn
Jeppesen, the leading supplier of aeronautical navigation data and charts, now produces elevation databases for the aviation industry. Recent FAA regulations mandate that all aircraft carrying six or more passengers be equipped with Terrain Avoidance Warning Systems (TAWS) by 2005. TAWS terrain databases must meet critical data quality standards due to their role in accident avoidance. Jeppesen produces high-quality TAWS databases by employing Workstation ArcInfo with the ARC GRID and ARC TIN extensions, ArcGIS, and ArcView with the Spatial Analyst extension to generate, validate, document, and distribute these databases. An overview of TAWS and the Jeppesen database production process will be presented in depth.
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