Accession Number : ADA267051


Title :   Advanced Concurrent Interfaces for High-Performance Multi-Media Distributed C3 Systems


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 89-Jun 92,


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE MEDIA LAB


Personal Author(s) : Negroponte, Nicholas P ; Bolt, Richard A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267051.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 84


Abstract : Under this contract, the MIT Media Laboratory explored state-of-the- art display techniques, together with interactive means, on the theme of advanced mapping displays for the commander. Achievements - including some world firsts - occurred in three major research areas: Enhanced Display Qualities, in particular: the readability of tactical maps through enhanced resolution, unique graphical techniques such as transparency, spatio-temporal trade-offs, and removal of spatio-temporal clutter; map usability, through readily-annotated large-format displays, and visualization of terrain through low-cost, real-time 3-D computer graphics techniques. Broadened User Actions, through multimodal natural dialogue via concurrent speech input, gesture and gaze. Advanced Input/ Output, in particular: synthetic terrain holography from mapping data, and the innovation and development of real-time holographic video; the extraction of range data from camera depth-of-field information, both to make likelihood estimates of scene structure, and to evaluate user expressive facial output.... Large Format Displays, Terrain Visualization, Dynamic Maps, Multi-Modal Interaction, Holographic Mapping.


Descriptors :   *INTERFACES , *TERRAIN , *DISPLAY SYSTEMS , *MAPPING , INPUT , OUTPUT , REMOVAL , COMMERCE , CONTRACTS , LOW COSTS , STRUCTURES , EXTRACTION , COMPUTER GRAPHICS , FORMATS , CAMERAS , HOLOGRAPHY , COSTS , TIME , ESTIMATES , DEPTH , TRANSPARENCIES , MITES , SPEECH , LABORATORIES , MEDIA , MAPS , CLUTTER , RESOLUTION , REAL TIME , INTERACTIONS , STATE OF THE ART , COMPUTERS , DYNAMICS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE