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Full Feature List

Start

Initial window with two options: “Go to Main Display” and “Options”

Options

  • General – set starting position
  • Adapters – set equipment type
  • Wireless – set wireless UDP port
  • Android – connect to DJI Go app
  • Sense-and-Avoid – settings for traffic warnings and threats
  • Download Maps – open to download new data and maps to FlightHorizon

Download Data

This window allows you to download specific map data from the World Wind Database:

  • Layers – lists all layers and mapping features currently available in FlightHorizon
    • NASA Blue Marble Image
    • Blue Marble May 2004
    • i-cubed Landsat
    • USDA NAIP
    • USDA NAIP USGS
    • MS Virtual Earth Aerial – the default layer set for FlightHorizon overlays; selected by default
    • Bing Imagery
    • USGS Topographic Maps 1:250K
    • USGS Topographic Maps 1:100K
    • USGS Topographic Maps 1:24K
    • USGS Urban Area Ortho
    • Political Boundaries
    • Open Street Map
    • Place Names
    • World Map
  • Download Cache – Set location of data cache for download
  • Select Sector – Select and then drag to create a box selection to the area in which the map data you wish to download corresponds.
  • Right Hand Preview Window – Provides a preview of mapping layers loaded and active in FlightHorizon.
  • Directional/Control Pad – Controls the preview screen display; user can shift the preview view forward, backward, left, or right to scroll over the map preview.
  • Zoom In (+) – Zoom in to magnify the preview view and get a closer look; mouse scroll wheel can also be used to perform this function in any view
  • Zoom Out (-) – Zoom out to see a larger area; mouse scroll wheel can also be used to perform this function in any view
  • Rotate View Right – Rotates the screen view counter-clockwise on a central axis (center point of current screen view)
  • Rotate View Left – Rotates the screen view clockwise on a central axis (center point of current screen view)
  • Rotate View Up – Rotates the screen view up to an over-head view; allows user to control the rotation from parallel/side view (down to the altitude of the drone) to over-head; over-head view is the default preview setting.
  • Rotate View Down – Rotates the screen view down to a parallel/side view of the drone (down to the altitude of the drone).
  • Altitude Decrease – Decrease altitude to lower the preview closer to the map and see more of the topographical map attributes
  • Altitude Increase – Increase altitude of preview window view

Main Display

Traffic Awareness & Visualization

  • Own-ship – Displayed in the center of the map with two concentric circles or “range rings”
    • Range Rings – a yellow ring with a radius of 5 nautical miles and a red ring with a radius of 3 nautical miles.
  • Other Aircraft – All other aircraft in view are shown in light blue with text displaying their callsign, flight level (FL), and current ground speed (GS) (in knots).
    • Other Aircraft Indicators/Icons – Icon (actual image displayed) and description provided indicate whether the aircraft:
      • Is airborne (indicated with FL) or grounded
      • Is transmitting ADS-B
      • Is detected by RADAR (not transmitting ADS-B)
      • Has valid/invalid directional (heading) information
    • Other Target Indicators/Icons – Icons depicting non-airborne targets such as:
      • Emergency ground vehicle transmitting ADS-B
      • Obstacles – point, cluster, or line obstacles detected by the software
    • Aircraft Information – User can display more information about each aircraft in view by selecting (clicking) the aircraft. Information included:
      • Callsign
      • Type (No. Info)
      • Speed (knots)
      • Bearing
      • Range
      • Altitude
      • Emergency Info
  • Directional (Heading) Line – The ground tracking heading of the aircraft is shown with a blue line originating from the back and front of each aircraft in view (shown for own-ship and all other aircrafts in view); the heading line includes three dots in front of the aircraft indicating the trajectory predicted out to 30, 60, and 90 seconds.
  • Resolution Advisory – Displays a green line that indicates the best avoidance maneuver; avoidance maneuvers may include directions to turn left or right, climb or descend, speed up or slow down. Includes vocal maneuver instructions.

Main Display Controls & Settings

  • Indicators & Toggle Controls
    • GPS Status – Shows the status of the system GPS: green when GPS data is being received, yellow when an interruption occurs, and red if the interruption continues for too long.
      • Note: In the event of GPS failure, the screen will turn black with a red “X” to indicate that the display data should not be relied on.
    • Telemetry Status –Shows the status of communications between drone and system: green when data is being received, yellow when an interruption occurs, and red if the interruption continues for too long.
    • UAT ADS-B Status – Shows the status of the ADS-B signal: green when data is being received, yellow when an interruption occurs, and red if the interruption continues for too long.
      Internet ON/OFF – turn internet ON/OFF on current monitoring device: green when the software has good internet connection and is able to download imagery and red when a connection cannot be established or is toggled off by the user; turns off capability for displaying Radar, Airspace, and Aviation Chart Overlays and only allows data to be downloaded from the cache.
    • Flight Plan ON/OFF – When selected, a dialog box will open to allow the user to choose the Flight Plan file to open; displays a flight plan line that the user can follow and provides vocal directions to maintain flight plan course; once a flight plan has been loaded, the flight plan display can be toggled on/off.
    • Waypoint ON/OFF – When selected, a dialog box will open to allow the user to choose the waypoint file to open; displays waypoints on the screen for the user to see; each waypoint can be selected (clicked) individually to get more information; once a waypoint file has been loaded, the waypoints can be toggled on/off.
    • Toggle Sense & Avoid – Enable/disable ADS-B tracking for selected other aircraft. Click the aircraft from which you no longer want to receive notifications, and click the “S&A” to turn notifications on or off for that specific aircraft.
  • Display Controls
    • Reset – Resets views back to default Track Up view.
    • Track Up View – (default view) Over-head view of drone from top looking down; orients the display so that own-ship is always pointing towards the top of the screen; screen view will rotate when the drone turns to keep the flight path heading towards the top of the screen; default view setting shows 10 statute-mile view radius.
    • Track North View – Orients the display so that north is always towards the top of the screen.
    • Chase View –Orients the screen so that own-ship is always pointing toward the top-middle of the screen; eye point behind is set behind and slightly above own-ship.
    • Manual View – Gives the user full control of the view and does not automatically center and track own-ship; manual view control options appear at the bottom left corner of the display screen.
      • Directional/Control Pad – Controls the screen view; user can shift the screen view forward, backward, left, or right.
      • Zoom In (+) – Zoom in to magnify the screen view and get a closer look; mouse scroll wheel can also be used to perform this function in any view
      • Zoom Out (-) – Zoom out to see a larger area; mouse scroll wheel can also be used to perform this function in any view
      • Rotate View Right – Rotates the screen view counter-clockwise on a central axis (center point of current screen view)
      • Rotate View Left – Rotates the screen view clockwise on a central axis (center point of current screen view)
      • Rotate View Up – Rotates the screen view up to an over-head view; allows user to control the rotation from parallel/side view (down to the altitude of the drone) to over-head; over-head view is the default setting in Manual View mode.
      • Rotate View Down – Rotates the screen view down to a parallel/side view of the drone (down to the altitude of the drone).
    • Declutter – turns off all satellite imagery and clears the map view to a black screen only displaying drones and other aerial vehicles.
    • Load New Flight Plan – File chooser dialog box pops up to prompt user to load a new flight plan file.
    • Load New Waypoints – File chooser dialog box pops up to prompt user to load a new waypoint file.
    • Use as Ownship – Felect an aircraft on the display and then select the “Use as ownship” button to set that aircraft as your ownship. You can also an ownship aircraft by clicking the “Use as ownship” button until the correct aircraft is selected – the “ownship” selection will cycle through all visible aircraft in the area as you click.
  • Overlays
    • Reset – Turns off all overlays
    • Radar Overlay – Displays current weather forecast overlay for area in view; internet connection required.
    • Airspace Overlay – Displays outlines of areas designated as official airspace; rolling the computer mouse over each area will display the name of the airspace; more information can be displayed by selecting (clicking) an airspace; internet connection required.
    • ADS-B Ground Stations – Displays pin-points for each ADS-B Ground Station in current view; each station is identified and can be selected (clicked) to display more information including the stations latitude/longitude.
    • Aviation Charts – Opens a menu of aviation chart overlays; these overlays replace the previous map overlay while toggled on; each chart button toggles the chart overlay on/off; internet connection required.
      • Sectional (SEC) – Designed for visual navigation of slow to medium speed aircraft.
      • World Aeronautical (WAC) – Cover land areas at a standard size and scale for navigation by moderate speed aircraft and aircraft operating at high altitudes. The topographical information includes city tints, principal roads, railroads, distinctive landmarks, drainage patterns and relief.
      • Terminal Area Chart (TERM) – Displays the airspace designated as Class B airspace
      • Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Area (IFR-A) – Show congested terminal areas at a large scale, are included with subscriptions to any conterminous U.S.
      • Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) En-Route Low (Low) – Provide aeronautical information for navigation under instrument flight rules below 18,000 feet mean sea level (MSL).
      • Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) En-Route High (High) – Provide aeronautical information for navigation under instrument flight rules at or above 18,000 feet mean sea level (MSL).

Collision Avoidance

Airborne Threat Levels & Alerts:

  • None – No aircraft detected within 5 nautical miles
  • Traffic Alert – Another aircraft entering the yellow range ring (coming within 5 nautical miles of own-ship) will turn yellow and will show a yellow vector line between the two aircraft. A visual “Traffic Alert” warning appears at the top of the display screen and a vocal alert of “Traffic, Traffic” is repeated until the other aircraft is beyond the 5 nautical mile alert range.
    • Other Aircraft information – the information displayed for the other aircraft will automatically change to display the callsign, bearing, distance from own-ship, and altitude (displayed until the aircraft is beyond 5 nautical miles in distance).
  • Traffic Threat – Another aircraft entering the red range ring (coming within 3 nautical miles of own-ship) will turn red and will show a red vector line between the two aircraft. A visual “Traffic Threat” warning appears at the top of the display screen and a vocal alert of “Traffic, Traffic” is repeated until the other aircraft is beyond the 5 nautical mile alert range.
    • Other Aircraft information – the information displayed for the other aircraft will automatically change to display the callsign, bearing, distance from own-ship, and altitude (displayed until the aircraft is beyond 5 nautical miles in distance).
  • Warning: Collision Possible – When the software detects a possible collision, a red pulsing circle will appear at the projected convergence of the aircraft flight paths; a visual “Collision Possible” warning with a countdown will appear at the top of the display screen. The countdown and warning will appear until own-ship is maneuvered to avoid collision.
  • Warning: Collision Alert – If another aircraft comes within 1 nautical mile (or an altitude within 400 ft.) of own-ship, the visual warning at the top of the display screen changes to “Collision Alert.”
  • Collision Threat: Collision Imminent – If another aircraft comes within 500 ft. of ownship (or an altitude within 100 ft.), the visual warning at the top of the display screen changes to “Collision Imminent.”
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