Tunnel in the Sky

Tunnel in the Sky

This small group of young men and women, divested of all civilized luxuries and laws, were being forced to forge a future of their own . . . a strange future in a strange land where sometimes not even the fittest could survive! ." . . ...

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416505518

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A group of students goes through the gate to an unknown planet for a two-to-ten-day final exam in Advanced Survival only to realize, after a period of fighting the elements and wildlife, that something has gone wrong with the gate and what was a brief survival exam has become an endless struggle for life. Reprint. 10,000 first prinitng.
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Tunnel in the Sky

Tunnel in the Sky

What was to have been a standard ten-day survival course had become an indefinite life-or-death nightmare.

Author: Robert Anson Heinlein

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 0330020293

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Page: 222

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What was to have been a standard ten-day survival course had become an indefinite life-or-death nightmare. A group of young people were stranded somewhere in the universe, beyond contact with earth. They were being forced to forge a future where sometimes not even the fittest could survive.
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Human Performance Modeling in Aviation

Human Performance Modeling in Aviation

SVS.tunnel.in.the. sky,.for.instance,.can.provide.navigation.and.guidance.in.the.vertical.and.horizontal. planes..That.same.information.(though.at.a.lower.level.of.resolution).is.also.available. from.the.

Author: David C. Foyle

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420062980

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

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Based on the six-year NASA Aviation Safety and Security Program Human Performance Modeling project, a collaboration of five teams from industry and academia, Human Performance Modeling in Aviation chronicles the results of modeling NASA-supplied data on two aviation flight deck problems: pilot surface operations taxi errors, and approach and landing with synthetic vision systems. The book provides a deep understanding of the aviation problems and “what-if” system redesigns of flight deck technologies and procedures. Five modeling teams describe how they applied their models to these two problems and discuss the results in terms of the specific problems addressed, the modeling challenges faced, and the modeling solutions developed to address complex, real-world situations. The book then compares the five modeling tools used, shedding light on the unique approach that each brings to bear on two qualitatively different problems. It includes a “virtual roundtable discussion” that poses questions to each of the five teams and offers take-home lessons and insights into the modeling process and its complexities. The modeling teams also explore the issue of model validation and the approach that they adopted. Concluding with a summary of how modeling fits into the system design and evaluation process, the text covers state-of-the-art advances in human performance modeling for complex systems. Critical for modeling aviation-domain tasks, these modeling capabilities can also be applied to other complex-system domains such as process control, medical applications, surface transportation, and military command and control, which share similar human-system interaction issues.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics

Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics

Tunnel-in-the-sky displays have been proposed as an aid to achieve this. This paper compares the conventional aircraft instrumentation and Tunnel-in-the-sky representations to the principles of Ecological Interface Design.

Author: Don Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429649813

Category: Transportation

Page: 482

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This book is the third in the series and describes some of the most recent advances and examines emerging problems in engineering psychology and cognitive ergonomics. It bridges the gap between the academic theoreticians, who are developing models of human performance, and practitioners in the industrial sector, responsible for the design, development and testing of new equipment and working practices.
Categories: Transportation

Virtual and Adaptive Environments

Virtual and Adaptive Environments

The Tunnel-in-the-Sky Display Another possible solution for the issues sketched above is to improve the presentationof the 4-D guidance and navigation information by means of intuitive displays (Oliver, 1990). A perspective flight-path ...

Author: Lawrence J. Hettinger

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781410608888

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 600

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With contributions from a collection of authors consisting of many recognizable experts in the field of virtual and adaptive environments, as well as many up and coming young researchers, this book illustrates the many ways in which psychological science contributes to and benefits from the increased development and application of these nascent sys
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Flight Test Comparison of Synthetic Vision Display Concepts at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Flight Test Comparison of Synthetic Vision Display Concepts at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Intended to provide a three - dimensional representation of the intended flight path , the tunnel in the sky was presented to the evaluation pilots by magenta “ crows feet " triads located at all four corners of the defined path .

Author: Louis J. Glaab

Publisher:

ISBN: NASA:31769000452337

Category: Computer vision

Page: 144

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Categories: Computer vision

House of Killing God

House of Killing God

Back then, he had relied on the space tunnel s in the Tiger Blood City in order to quickly arrive at the Sky Heaven City, and there was also a space tunnel in the Sky Heaven City that he could use to get to the closest space tunnel.

Author: Ye LiangShenLing

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781647574123

Category: Fiction

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He was the most powerful Divine General of his generation, yet he was condemned as a God. The God of Slaughter, Samsara, the man who died with grievances, annihilated the three kingdoms, won ten thousand academies, trespassed into the Demon Area, conquered the human world, conquered the Spirit Realm, fought the Beast World, and entered the Six Daos. How could the mighty God of Slaughter fear the heavens?
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Concept of Operations for Commercial and Business Aircraft Synthetic Vision Systems

Concept of Operations for Commercial and Business Aircraft Synthetic Vision Systems

Enhanced Flight Information – The frequent reference to “ Tunnel in the Sky ” tends to imply one solution to the display of the intended path . For most applications discrete “ Waypoints in the Sky " would serve to accomplish the same ...

Author: Daniel M. Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: NASA:31769000643398

Category: Airplanes

Page: 78

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A concept of operations (CONOPS) for the Commercial and Business (CaB) aircraft synthetic vision systems (SVS) is described. The CaB SVS is expected to provide increased safety and operational benefits in normal and low visibility conditions. Providing operational benefits will promote SVS implementation in the fleet, improve aviation safety, and assist in meeting the national aviation safety goal. SVS will enhance safety and enable consistent gate-to-gate aircraft operations in normal and low visibility conditions. The goal for developing SVS is to support operational minima as low as Category IIIb in a variety of environments. For departure and ground operations, the SVS goal is to enable operations with a runway visual range of 300 feet. The system is an integrated display concept that provides a virtual visual environment. The SVS virtual visual environment is composed of three components: an enhanced intuitive view of the flight environment, hazard and obstacle detection and display.
Categories: Airplanes

Day by Day Armageddon Shattered Hourglass

Day by Day Armageddon  Shattered Hourglass

Tunnel in the Sky. . . I was so caught up with the mission, I had no clue what John meant. He's been including extra codes with his chess moves for well over a week now. I wrote them down without thinking, as they were basically ...

Author: J. L. Bourne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451628814

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Depicts the zombie apocalypse through the journal of a member of the military and descriptions of the other survivors he meets in the fourth book in the series following Origin to Exile and Beyond Exile. Original. 75,000 first printing.
Categories: Fiction

Second Chance King of Ariby

Second Chance King of Ariby

I tell the Allamah, “When Lorfensor appeared, he seemed to come out of what I can only describe as a tunnel in the sky. Without knowing anything specific about how Gaiton appeared, I would assume that he used much the same kind of thing ...

Author: R Richard

Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing

ISBN: 9781926839325

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Justin Imperiale returns from Ifrequeh, after winning battles against Warlords there. He's managed to acquire a third scroll and he begins to try to acquire the knowledge contained in the scroll.Once again, He finds drug smugglers operating in his territory. Justin figures out a way to defeat them and also a way to obtain the high tech mini submarines that the drug smugglers were using. In addition, he raids the ship that's smuggling in the drugs and obtains a valuable cargo.The real source of the drug smuggling leads to the nation of Dunvar and also to the Dunvar based Union Mining operation. Trouble brews.With the drug smuggling problem solved, Justin then must travel back to the South Continent, where some of the eastern nations are enslaving the jungle people. Justin, a few Commandos, Tapu, the men of Glyon and a few politicians then travel to the plantations where the jungle people are held as slaves. Justin and the warriors then free at least most of the jungle people. Justin also tells the jungle people how they can remain free. There's a major problem, when one plantation tries to hold jungle people as hostages. Justin and the warriors then solve the problem and build the legend of the King of The Sky.Helgryn, one of Justin's Kingdoms then seizes a shipload of illegal drugs. The drugs were apparently owned by Union Mining and trouble with Dunvar looms.Colod, the country just to the North of the Empire decides to start a war. Colod has a powerful army and an air force. Colod was able to remain free of the ancient Empire, via force or arms, and war with Colod would appear to be a major problem for the Empire.Justin notes that the problems that the ancient Empire had with Colod were due to the use of conventional tactics by the ancient Empire. Justin decides to use unconventional tactics and launches a pre-emptive strike. The pre-emptive strike works, to a degree. However, there are many problems remaining.The situation in Colod is still being resolved when it's reported that Dunvar has forced the nation of Ariby to allow only Dunvar to sell the oil of Ariby to the world.Justin then begins to seize tanker ships containing the oil that Dunvar is attempting to sell. The process that Justin uses is legal, but Dunvar wants a full hearing before the Association of Nations. The request for a hearing is an obvious attempt to tie up Justin's time.Justin figures that the Dunvar request for a hearing is to keep him from Ariby. Justin flies to Ariby and finds major problems there. The solution to the problems is simple, all Justin has to do is to fight and win a duel against a demi-god.
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