Accession Number:

AD0678039

Title:

A COMPUTER-DRIVEN STEREO DISPLAY FOR AERIAL MANEUVER ANALYSIS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

A description is given of an on-line interactive stereoscopic display system for three-dimensional visualization of trajectories of maneuvering aircraft. The system is constructed by equipping an IBM 2250 display unit with a stereo-viewing device and using the IBM 36040 computer to generate stereo pairs of the desired trajectories from punchcard data showing u, v, w coordinates of the aircraft at specified points in time. A display capacity of 900 points may be divided between as many as three separate trajectories. By pressing buttons or typing in new parameters, the user can 1 order views from front, rear, left, right, above, and below 2 rotate the display as desired 3 zoom in or out to magnify or reduce the images 4 generate trajectories dynamically in real time 5 change any parameter and observe the effect 6 use the CONTRAIL mode of selective plotting to avoid real-time flicker, or confusion when many points have been plotted 7 order hardcopy tapes for S-C 4060 execution yielding 35 mm filmstrip and Xerox prints. Numeric information, such as elapsed time and slant range, is displayed and updated continuously. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE