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Cell Display Mode; Strike Display Mode; Stormscope Mode Features - Honeywell KMD-150 Pilot's Manual

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Stormscope Operation

CELL DISPLAY MODE

When viewing the dedicated Stormscope screen, if cell display mode is
selected, the KMD 150 plots a "+" symbol (discharge point) on the dis-
play when it detects associated discharges within the selected range and
view. The KMD 150 will plot another "+" close to the first for each addi-
tional discharge determined to be associated with the group. The KMD
150 will not plot a "+" for any discharge not associated with a group
unless it's detected within a 25 nm radius of the aircraft. The effect of this
clustering algorithm is to display the location of storm cells instead of
individual discharges. The cell display mode is most useful during
periods of heavy electrical discharge activity. Using the cell display mode
during these periods frees the pilot from sifting through a screen full of
discharge points to determine exactly where the storm cells are located.

STRIKE DISPLAY MODE

It the strike display mode is selected, the KMD 150 immediately plots an
"x" symbol (discharge point) on the display for each individual discharge
it detects within the selected range and view. The strike display mode
plots discharge points on the display in relation to where the discharges
are actually detected instead of plotting them close to an associated
group of discharge points as is done in the cell display mode. The strike
display mode is most useful during periods of light electrical activity
because it may plot discharges associated with a building thunderstorm
sooner than the cell display mode would.

STORMSCOPE MODE FEATURES

• Two viewing modes:
360° view of surrounding airspace
120° forward view
• Two processing modes:
Strike Mode
Cell Mode
• Heading stabilization - automatically repositions discharge points on the
display relative to the latest aircraft heading using either GPS track or a
compatible heading system.
• Local and remote clear - allows operator to clear displayed discharge
points using a button on the front of the KMD 150 or from a remotely -
mounted "clear screen" button (not supplied)
Rev 1 Mar/2000
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KMD 150 Pilot's Guide

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