Universal Navigator represents
the latest in situational awareness software application
technology from Position Integrity. Initially developed
under contract to NASA in support of advanced satellite-based wireless network
research, the application provides a foundation and framework for
platform-independent geographic visualization applications of virtually any kind.
Beta releases of Universal Navigator commissioned by NASA provide for the transmission and display
of real time data, including weather and air traffic as depicted in the screen shot below. Future
Position Integrity initiatives will make use of this technology to offer subscription-based
situational awareness services to the commercial and general aviation communities. Real time
air traffic broadcasts, as one such initiative, will make use of existing wireless network
infrustructures such as cellular and satellite phones to enable cost-effective alternatives
to pilots where only extremely expensive integrated avionics solutions exist today.
Universal Navigator is written entirely in the Java language, which means it will
run in any operating environment where a Java runtime is available. It has
been tested on Red Hat Linux, Sun Solaris, Apple Macintosh OS X, and the Microsoft Windows family
of operating systems. Utilizing various high-performance rendering algorthims, including
the Java Advanced Imaging API, Universal Navigator is capable of displaying any
vector, raster, or gridded datasets. When applied in conjunction with customized
datasets processed by Position Integrity, Universal Navigator provides the basis for
powerful visual applications supporting real-time situational awareness on the land,
sea, and in the skies.
For more information about Universal Navigator
and other software applications or related services, please
contact us by telephone or email.