Accession Number : ADA262547


Title :   An Immersive Synthetic Environment for Observation and Interaction with a Large Volume of Interest


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Haddix, Rex G , II


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262547.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 93


Abstract : This thesis addresses the initial development of a Synthetic Battlebridge System designed to provide the user with a synthetic three- dimensional view of moving and stationary vehicles dispersed over a hundred thousand cubic mile volume. The system contains provisions to allow a user to view the battlefield either in the Polhemus LookingGlass(Trademark) fiber optic based high resolution head mounted display, a standard CRT, or through the Fake Space Labs BOOM2M(Trademark) high resolution monochrome display. Users can also video tape a session in the Synthetic Battlebridge System. A voice recognition system provides user interaction to the Synthetic Battlebridge System. Using a positional tracker to monitor position and direction of view, the system allows the user to move around and through the battlefield. The system also allows the user to identify and select up to ten different views of the battlefield. This is the first year of a continuing effort at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) towards creating a Synthetic Battlebridge System commanders can use to better understand the spatial orientation and spatial distribution of elements on the battlefield. The system will provide increased situational awareness to assist the commander's critical decision making processes.


Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING , *BATTLEFIELDS , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , *VIEWERS , FIBER OPTICS , SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION , OPTICS , AIR FORCE , REAL TIME , INTERACTIONS , MILITARY VEHICLES , RESOLUTION , THESES , HIGH RESOLUTION , THREE DIMENSIONAL , STATIONARY , DATA ACQUISITION , STANDARDS , RECOGNITION , MONITORS , AWARENESS , VIDEO TAPES


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE