Control system for controlling vehicles

  • US 5,781,437 A
  • Filed: 03/13/1995
  • Issued: 07/14/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/21/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for coordinating and controlling a plurality of units comprising a group comprising the steps of:

  • (a) providing chart information;

    (b) providing a main image display;

    (c) visually displaying chart information surrounding a unit on a main image display;

    (d) receiving from a second unit in the group information regarding (i) the position of the second unit, (ii) the orientation of a sensor carried by the second unit and (iii) data from the sensor of the second unit;

    (e) superimposing on the chart information displayed on the main image display (i) the position of the second unit, (ii) the orientation of the second unit sensor, and (iii) data from the second unit sensor; and

    (f) coordinating and controlling the group responsively to the main image display.

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