The Photo-Realistic AFIT Virtual Cockpit.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The Air Force Institute of Technology AFIT has pursued research in virtual environments since 1988. This research expands the current capabilities of the AFIT Virtual Cockpit VC by increasing the realism of the cockpit environment and improving the pilots command interface. Realism is improved creating console elements from texture maps and polygonal models these elements include working dials, switches and circuit breakers. The pilot command interface is improved in part by adapting the AFIT Information Pod using a two-dimensional mouse input to the virtual three-dimensional environment. This immersive virtual environment is also improved by modifications to the Head Mounted Display HMD reducing jitter and allowing the simulation pilot to adjust hisher position within the cockpit.
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