Real-Time CGSI(Computer Generated Synthesized Imagery)-Single Pipeline Processor,
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Non-real-time feasibility was demonstrated in 1982 for a hybrid visualsensor simulation approach which merges two technologies, Computer Generated Imagery CGI and Computer Synthesized Imagery CSI to form Computer Generated Synthesized Imagery CGSI. This approach holds promise as a cost-effective, attainable method of providing real-time, high detail imagery for visual andor other sensors, such as FLIR. Because of the high potential payoff from the development of this hybrid approach, a current program is aimed at demonstrating feasibility of this CGSI technology in real-time. CGSI uses a modular set of building blocks which may be configured to meet specific training and simulation requirements. The pipeline processor is the major element in a CGSI system. The pipelines accept control commands from the Field of View FOVController module and input video data containing objects from the data base. The Pipeline Processor then outputs transformed objects to the scene-construction module and special-effects module. To control risks, a single pipeline is being fabricated and tested before the remaining modules and additional pipelines are fabricated.