Accession Number:

ADA159316

Title:

Real-Time Digital Terrain Image Generator.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The Technology Service Corporation has created a real-time digital terrain image generator. The system, HELICON, has been installed and integrated into the Human Engineering Laboratorys HEL Human Factors Research Simulator HFRS system. HELICON receives location and attitude data in real time from one of the crew station components of the HFRS and provides stylized representations of terrain as would be seen from the crew station. The HELICON system exceeds most of the contracts performance requirements, like gaming area size, flight capability, maximum viewing distance, and number of moving objects. It creates computer-generated imagery in full color at the rate of 15 frames per second fps, with a density of 50 objects per square mile mi2 and an image resolution of 512 x 512. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE