Wireless Integrated Cockpit Information Display: The Underlying Technologies
The Wireless Integrated Cockpit Information Display (WICID) program originated as a request to remotely control and display laptop based applications from a cockpit without use of the standard keyboard and mouse devices. The resulting system utilized multifunction displays to allow control and display from a single device. The foundations of this system are divided into three technologies: 1) remote display, 2) customized input interface, and 3) application control. This modular approach provides a highly flexible and extendible system capable of remotely controlling several Microsoft Windows based applications, hosted across several processors, without requiring any modifications to those applications.