Design and Prototype of Low-Cost Weather Information System for General Aviation

The Boeing Company/ATM Computer Science, 2001-02

Liaison(s): James Hanson ’64
Advisor(s): Geoffrey Kuenning
Students(s): Cora Hussey (TL), Christopher Lee, Jonathan Morley, Morgan Wagner, Neilsen Yu

Foul weather contributes to aviation accidents and delays. To enhance aviation safety, The Boeing Company wishes to develop a low cost method to display real-time weather data in the cockpit of general aviation aircraft. The Clinic team has designed and developed a system that gathers weather data, obtains GPS coordinates, and graphically displays that data on the screen of a Compaq iPaq PDA, in a form that is familiar to and usable by pilots.