Accession Number:

ADA148235

Title:

An Investigation of the Feasibility for Implementing an Advanced Terrain Representation System

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. for period ending Oct 1982

Corporate Author:

DECISIONS AND DESIGNS INC MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

This report describes a feasibility study for developing a videodisc based computer system for training small unit armor tactics. This system will generalize the techniques of surrogate travel to provide an advanced terrain representation ATR system permitting free travel within a simulated environment. The purpose of ATR is to provide a ground-level perspective of a simulated battle. Using pictures taken from many points and perspectives on the terrain, the system displays the appropriate pictures in a fashion simulating the movement of the users tank. The results of this investigation indicate that present technology is inadequate to allow for the use of computer-generated imagery CGI overlays if the visual base is photographs of real terrain that a terrain board may be appropriate to CGI use and that a computer-generated image base, while lacking some other desirable properties, provides the greatest certainty that overlays can be made available. Originator-supplied keywords include Computer-generated imagery, and Training devices.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE