Accession Number : ADA257978


Title :   NPSNET: JANUS-3D Providing Three-Dimensional Displays for a Traditional Combat Model


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Aug 1990-Sep 1992


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Walter, Jon C ; Warren, Patrick T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257978.pdf


Report Date : 24 Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 103


Abstract : This work involves integrating the Army's existing combat modeling tool, JANUS, with the real-time three-dimensional graphics display offered by NPSNET. The development of a portable software package that can create a three- dimensional virtual world from any existing JANUS terrain database is explained. In addition, a scripting tool capable of rendering JANUS scenarios previously executed in the traditional two-dimensional model is discussed. This replay capability allows the gamer/analyst the ability to watch the three-dimensional battle unfold from any position on the battlefield. Lastly, the implementation of a real-time, networked link from the two-dimensional JANUS model to NPSNET is detailed. This link involves an Ethernet connection from a Sun workstation, which houses the two-dimensional model, to a Silicon Graphics workstation used for rendering the real-time three-dimensional simulation. The methodology used and techniques developed are fully portable to any workstation with X-windows capability and any graphics workstation equipped with the GL libraries.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *SIMULATORS , *DATA DISPLAYS , *TERRAIN MODELS , *BATTLES , DATA BASES , SCENARIOS , SIMULATION , METHODOLOGY , WARFARE , CLOCKS , MODELS , REAL TIME , ARMY TRAINING , BATTLEFIELDS , TOOLS , TWO DIMENSIONAL , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , THESES , ADDITION , ANALYSTS , LIBRARIES , COMPUTER FILES , TERRAIN , TIME , THREE DIMENSIONAL , SILICON , WINDOWS , GRAPHICS , LANGUAGE


Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE