Automation of Aerial Radiological Survey Flight Planning
Track: Disaster and Emergency Management
Authors: Kent Weymouth, Ron Smith, dave isiminger
Tool creates flight lines and turn points for a variety of predetermined mission scenarios via a customized step by step point and click user interface. Preformatted flight plans are then produced which include briefing documents, maps, and tables presenting the flight lines with azimuths and turn points with coordinates. Flight lines and turn points can also be exported in gpx, kml and fpl formats. Data exported in the fpl format can be uploaded directly to Garmin model 796 and 696 aviation GPS systems allowing the flight plan to be displayed on the unitís moving map display.