Panoramic Cockpit Display/Screen Explanation?

Unread postPosted: 22 Jul 2012, 14:09
by spazsinbad
Anyone care to have a go at explaining any or all of the symbols seen on this F-35 PCD screen please? Thanks. Any guesses would be more informative to me than mine. :D Image from the PDF URL below titled:

JSF Interoperability Initial Capabilities and Beyond 25 Feb 2009
J.T. Weigel F-35 Interoperability and Tom Jahner F-35 Improvements & Derivatives

https://www.ncoic.org/apps/group_public ... 090225.pdf (7.8Mb)

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Unread postPosted: 22 Jul 2012, 16:40
by stereospace
I think some of it was covered in this video: http://youtu.be/5lPZDc8mzsY (which was already posted here recently).

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Unread postPosted: 22 Jul 2012, 19:14
by quicksilver
Pic above is not from F-35 PCD.

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Unread postPosted: 22 Jul 2012, 20:33
by spazsinbad
For the next few weeks I have a computer with no usable sound so that makes hearing videos difficult. And even if the graphic is NOT from a PCD then any attempt to decipher the glyphs would be welcome. Thanks.

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Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2012, 01:20
by quicksilver
Air-to-air display or master mode; de-center, 80 mile scale; declutter level 2; heading 360 (may be true or mag); bullseye waypoint 12 bearing and range 118 for 73 nm; bearing and range to selected steerpoint, 155 for 98nm; nearest target in your shoot list is an SU-27. 338 for 37, 35.6K' at 1.3M giving you 1300+ kts Vc; colors are friendlies, hostiles, and unknowns; white outline is sensor primary field of regard in az at a given range; radar cursor shows el coverage 20k-60k at 60nm. Own-ship position is F22-looking thing toward bottom of display. Lines coming off symbols are typically direction of travel. Popsicles likely RWR.

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Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2012, 02:09
by spazsinbad
Great. Thanks for that 'quicksilver'.

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Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2012, 12:24
by stereospace
You know you've got a 5th gen sensor suite when you're tracking flying popsicles!

Lead: Do you have a visual on that target?
Wing: Roger. It's a popsicle.
Lead: What flavor?
Wing: Orange-sicle.
Lead: Good god!

:shock: :lol:

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Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2012, 14:05
by wrightwing
stereospace wrote:You know you've got a 5th gen sensor suite when you're tracking flying popsicles!

Lead: Do you have a visual on that target?
Wing: Roger. It's a popsicle.
Lead: What flavor?
Wing: Orange-sicle.
Lead: Good god!

:shock: :lol:


That shows just how sensitive the IR sensors are. 8)

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Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2012, 16:19
by sprstdlyscottsmn
Why is the max range only 60 nm?

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Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2012, 17:38
by madrat
I thought colors signified elevation, symbols signify friend-foe-unknown.

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Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2012, 19:16
by batu731
here's a pretty good demo of F-35's avionics interface, on the simulator:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oyCzT6sB_4

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Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2012, 22:14
by spazsinbad
Thanks - that video looks similar to the one mentioned earlier on another thread:

http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopi ... art-0.html (stroll down to):

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter cockpit demonstrator hands-on (video) By Zach Honig posted Jul 11th 2012
http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/11/lock ... -hands-on/

But without sound here not so helpful to me. In any event here are a good series of screenshots (which were not available earlier so another good find thanks):

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II cockpit demonstrator hands-on

http://www.engadget.com/photos/lockheed ... n/#5148191

Here is the SFD (amongst many other good screenshots of the MFD in use): http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com ... c05942.jpg

Graphic of SFD here: http://driven-technologies.com/prod_pic ... 35_sfd.png

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Unread postPosted: 24 Jul 2012, 02:50
by quicksilver
sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:Why is the max range only 60 nm?


Because that's what the pilot selected.

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Unread postPosted: 24 Jul 2012, 02:59
by quicksilver
madrat wrote:I thought colors signified elevation, symbols signify friend-foe-unknown.


Simple color distinction lends to intuitive discernment for the pilot. Though not shown on the display, surface and air targets are distinguished by unique symbols, and altitude is displayed in unambiguous fashion.

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Unread postPosted: 25 Jul 2012, 06:28
by Roscoe
Max range cannot be determined by this display; display is set for 80 nm range but max range could in theory be more. The elevation range is 20-60 at the cursor location which is at 60 nm (halfway between the 40 and 80 nm rings).

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Unread postPosted: 02 Aug 2012, 03:09
by spazsinbad
OLD VIDEO but it seems to show microsecond looks at the F-35 Panoramic Cockpit Display screens - in detail - every now and then. [Close Up Flashes of Screens may be helpful in this video compared to other video below]

Fifth generation warplanes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48BUlYNIYQY

"Uploaded by defenceaviation on May 12, 2009
Lockheed Martin has made an awesome video—hosted by experimental test pilot Alan Norman—showing the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II combat airplanes"

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Unread postPosted: 02 Aug 2012, 05:11
by SpudmanWP
This is a much better look at the avionics starting at the 0:50 mark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lPZDc8mzsY&feature=plcp

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Unread postPosted: 02 Aug 2012, 05:29
by spazsinbad
SWP, thanks - with voice recognition also.