|Large bridge command center from JJ Abrams Star Trek film|
Examples for the Power Dynamic Telescope
We're designing and building a telescope command and control center, and examining bridge console command systems from various sources for ideas.
Telescope Control System Wrap Around
WHERE TO FIND BRIDGE EXAMPLES
The best examples of bridge control systems are found at the NASA command centers and various versions of Star Trek ships and vessels. These are larger control centers that take up more space, often occupying a room or a section of a wall. Operations may have designs for standing or seated occupancy.
|JJ Abrams design|
|Floor to ceiling Vertical Bridge controls|
Vertical control panels are also popular. These displays are also adapted to virtual instruments with pieced together large touch screens. They often run floor to ceiling to take advantage of space.
|NASA space station support operations|
Star ships, such as the Enterprise on Star Trek and many ship variations, have very well thought out and designed instrumentation control and command centers. Many of these bridges are designed for team operations and have multiple work stations. Some examples are for a science center, navigation, weapons console, stellar cartography, and sensors.
|KELVIN Bridge (Star Trek)|
Another place to look for various bridge designs is with toys. These often have compressed space
|Hallway control - Galaxy class Starship|
Also check other Star Trek movies, TV series, NASA sources for Skylab, Space Station, various Enterprise designs, science fiction, comics, toys, artwork, games, and galleries.
Star Trek Blueprints
Hi Res Control Panel & Bridge Images