Instrumentation to Enhance DoD-Relevant Research on Cognitive Workload in UAVs, Image, Exploitation, and Spatial Hearing.
Rept. for 1 Mar 97-28 Feb 98,
WRIGHT STATE UNIV DAYTON OH DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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The project goals have been to provide enhanced real-time graphics generation capacity, computational power, and real-time audio signal processing capability for the Virtual Environment Research, Interactive Technology, And Simulation VERITAS facility, making it better suited to the demands of DoD-relevant research projects on human performance in complex environments. VERITAS is owned by Wright State University, but housed at Wright-Patterson AFB. It includes a CAVETrademark, which is an immersive, wide field-of-view, stereoscopic, real-time interactive display system, allowing the user to move through virtual environments with minimal encumbrances. The CAVETrademark is controlled by a Silicon Graphics Onyxtrademark computer with InfiniteRealityTrademark graphics. The high-fidelity simulations in this facility allow a variety of questions related to human effectiveness to be addressed. The DURIP funds were used to purchase three, high-performance computer subsystems a multiprocessor computational subsystem, a graphics generation subsystem, and an acoustics generation subsystem. These subsystems provide critical capabilities for computationally intensive, real-time-constrained applications, including simulation, virtual environments, auditory and visual displays, motor control, and human perception and cognition. This instrumentation has supported specific funded DoD projects investigating 1 display and control representations for UAV operation, and 2 binaural and spatial hearing.
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