Data Base Generation: Improving the State-of-the-Art,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB WILLIAMS AFB AZ
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The development of data bases for computer image generation systems is a time consuming, labor intensive process. While the last ten years have seen tremendous advances in the capabilities and capacities of computer image generation, comparable advances have not occurred in the area of data base management. As visual systems can output more scene detail, they require data bases which contain more information and so, take longer to build. If some effort is not made to develop methods to build data base more efficiently, the limiting factor for the amount of detail contained in an environment will be the data base development time. This paper will discuss two projects currently underway at the Air Force Human Resource Laboratory AFHRL, Williams Air Force Base, AZ, which enable data bases to be developed much quicker by allowing the modelers to utilize work which has been done in the past by AFHRL or other organizations. The first project is the development of software to convert data bases formatted for one visual system to the format required for another visual system. The second project is the development of a library of models.