Communicating Situation Awareness in Virtual Environments
Interim rept. 15 May 1993-14 May 1994
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE
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The report documents the first year of work on a four-year project titled Communicating Situation Awareness in Virtual Environments. Included in the report are references to the fifteen papers that were produced, and descriptions of eleven of the research projects that were started. In addition, there is a description of a workshop on virtual reality which was hosted at the University of Washington, and which was attended by 10 federal labs. Other work performed during the period and described in the report includes the conceptual and software development of a virtual world the Towering Inferno for performing experimental manipulations, and the detailed design of a virtual reality testbed. As a part of the infrastructure for this line of research, a knowledge base was also developed. This knowledge base is structured to be compatible with ongoing efforts for electronic storage and retrieval of information. Ten objectives of the research effort are detailed. The report provides substantive evidence that the project is on schedule, and making effective use of the available facilities and support.
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