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BaseOps User's Guide, Chapter 21: Editing Airspace Profiles

An airspace profile describes the operational characteristics (engine power setting, altitude profile, frequency of operations, etc.) of an aircraft operating in a either a military operations area (MOA) or a military training route (MTR).

Airspace profiles are used by the MRNMap noise model. Unless that model is selected, the parts of the BaseOps user interface dealing with airspace profiles will be hidden. See Noise Models.

To work with airspace profiles, choose Airspace Profiles from the object type selector dropdown list. Airspace profiles can be added, duplicated, and deleted as described in Working with the List Pane.

To edit a airspace profile, first select it in the object list, then edit it in the text pane. Airspace profiles have numerous properties. These are listed below, grouped for easy reference.

Profile Name and Notes

Area or Route Information

Operation Counts

Aircraft Information

Altitude Bands

Each airspace profile has a distribution of heights at which the aircraft operates as part of that profile. The distribution is defined by a set of one or more altitude bands (delimited by floor and ceiling heights), along with the relative amount of time spent in each band.

The altitude bands are specified using a table, where each table row represents one band. The following table columns are defined.

The triangle icon indicates the selected altitude band. To select another band, either click somewhere on that band's row, or navigate to that band using the Tab key.

To add a new band, either press the Add Altitude Band button , or press Ctrl + A. The new band will be added directly below the selected one.

To delete the selected band, either press the Delete Altitude Band button , or press Ctrl + Del.

To move the selected band up or down in the table, press the Move Up and Move Down buttons and , or press Ctrl + U and Ctrl + D. This capability is provided solely for your own organizational purposes; MRNMap attributes no meaning to the order in which bands are listed.

When you add a new altitude band, BaseOps simply duplicates the selected one. If desired, you can use the quick-add feature, which lets you efficiently add an altitude band while simultaneously specifying its properties. To add a band, type a quick-add command into the text box, then press the Add Altitude Band button or the Enter key.

The quick-add commands are somewhat cryptic, but once learned, they allow you to add bands very quickly. Frequent users will find it worthwhile spending a few minutes learning the quick-add commands. To display a list of the quick-add commands that you can use, either press the Quick-Add Hints button , or press Ctrl + H.


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