Mission Toolbar

The mission toolbar provides the graphical tools to create the path that the aircraft follows while it is in cruise phase. The created mission is stored in the .ver file of the configuration.

Mission Toolbar

The elements that appear on the toolbar are detailed in the following table.

menu-loadLoadSelect Veronte (Air/GND)
menu-colorColourLine colour
menu-discardDiscardDiscard changes
menu-saveSaveWrite edited mission
menu-new-wptNew WPTAdd new waypoint on click position
menu-news-wptNews WPTAdd new family of WayPoint
menu-lineLineAdd a straight line
menu-oghOGHAdd a minimum strain energy line
menu-arcArcAdd an arc
menu-orthodromeOrthodromeAdd an orthodrome
menu-multiple-choiceMultiple ChoiceIt is a selection tool
menu-event-markEvent MarkAdd a mark to trigger an event
menu-obstacleObstacleAdd an obstacle where the plane will not cross
menu-new-irregular-polygonNew Irregular PolygonDraw irregular areas on the map for association with polygon events
menu-new-regular-polygonNew Regular PolygonDraw regular areas on the map for association with polygon events
menu-circular-areaCircular AreaDraw circular areas on the map for association with polygon events
menu-mappingMappingDraw a polygon for mapping applications.
menu-kmlKMLDownload a .kml file with the route created.
menu-google-earthGoogle EarthOpen Google Earth and show the route that user has drawn
menu-rulerRulerMeasure on map.
menu-showViewShow or hide the variables display
menu-layersLayersIt is a layer selection menu

Mission Toolbar Elements

How each one of the tools shown in the previous table works will be detailed in the section “Mission Wizards”.

Besides the elements to create a route, the Mission toolbar contains the configuration of the terrain meshes which provide information about the terrain height over the operation areas. Those areas are determined by two squares as shown in the following figure (fine and coarse meshes).

terrain-mesh

The first one (fine) has altitude data at discrete points closer to each other, compared to the coarse, i.e the fine mesh has a better resolution. Going back to the figure, the big square represents the coarse mesh and the small one the fine (the greater the resolution the smaller the mesh, because more resolution implies a heavier file to store that data).

Buttons 2 and 3 make the meshes visible on the map. To locate them over the mission area just drag them and move them to the desired location. Moreover, Veronte Pipe contains a tool to move the mesh automatically to the place where the mission has been located. Once the mission is created over a location and the “Auto” option shown in the figure (1) is selected, the meshes will be located over that point.

As far as the Magfield is concerned, the “Auto” check has to be marked to take the magnetic declination information of the mission area.