Accession Number : ADA265697


Title :   Will Anything Useful Come Out of Virtual Reality? Examination of a Naval Application


Descriptive Note : Professional paper,


Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Julig, Louise F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265697.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : The term virtual reality can encompass varying meanings, but some generally accepted attributes of a virtual environment are that it is immersive, interactive, and intuitive. Integration of many different technologies is necessary in order to produce a system having these attributes. Applications such as molecular modeling, flight simulators, physical rehabilitation, and architectural design and walk through utilize various pieces of the technology, but at present there are few practical applications which are utilizing the broad range of virtual reality technology. This paper will discuss an application to provide a sonar operator with a virtual underwater acoustic environment including the design methodology and human factors experiments for testing the system. The technologies used in this application are 3-D modeling software, computer image generation software, 3-D graphics rendering engines, helmet mounted stereoscopic displays, head tracking sensors, 3-D input devices, voice recognition, and a 3-D spatializing sound system.... Operability, operator functions, Virtual reality, Man-machine interface, Decision aids/decision making, Decision support. ASW.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER GRAPHICS , *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , *SONAR , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , SIMULATORS , INPUT , DECISION MAKING , INTERACTIONS , COMPUTERS , INTERFACES , ACOUSTICS , STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY SYSTEMS , HEAD UP DISPLAYS , HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS , DECISION AIDS , UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS , FLIGHT SIMULATORS , GRAPHICS , TRACKING , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , THREE DIMENSIONAL , INTEGRATION , IMAGES , SOUND


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE