Environmental Data Base Development Process for the ASUPT CIG System
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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This report was prepared under the assumption that the reader has a general understanding of the Advanced Simulator for Undergraduate Pilot Training ASUPT Computer Image Generation CIG System, at least to the level of that presented in the technical report, Advanced Simulation in Undergraduate Pilot Training ASUPT Facility Utilization Plan. Modeling for CIG may be thought of as a new art form in which the features to be modeled are approximated by sets of straight line segments forming planar faces to which a shade of gray is assigned. Basically the data base is structured in the sequence edge, face, object, model, and environment, each item composed of a set of the items immediately preceeding it in the sequence. The detailed definition of each item is transferred from the coding forms prepared by the modeler to computer input cards. These cards serve as the computer source input. The offline software algorithms perform validation checks on this input. Error messages are related through the teletype and line printer. Valid data is stored as libraries of objects, models and environments on magnetic tapes, and the appropriate environment is restored on disc by a media conversion from tape to disc.
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