Accession Number : AD0881072

Title :   Display Techniques for Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 69-May 70,

Corporate Author : EVANS AND SUTHERLAND COMPUTER CORP SALT LAKE CITY UT

Personal Author(s) : Sutherland, Ivan E. ; Cohen, Dan

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to explore and demonstrate computer-generated visual displays for dynamic flight simulation. The study was to produce a demonstration, a motion picture film, and a report describing and demonstrating the realism, flexibility, and potential of computer-generated perspective pictures for use with carrier landing simulation. Various complexities of carrier realism, both during the day and at night, were to be demonstrated and recorded. It is shown that it is entirely possible to produce dynamically-changing pictures of the aircraft carrier both quickly enough to keep up with a real-time simulation and realistic enough to be of substantial aid to the pilot-trainee. The report describes both the techniques used to produce these pictures and the potentials of the technique. The equipment used is also described in considerable detail. This report outlines the equipment required to connect this kind of visual simulation onto existing flight simulation equipment. The connection between the visual simulation equipment and the other parts of the simulation is relatively simple, since the simulation need provide only the aircraft position and orientation to the visual picture generator. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DISPLAY SYSTEMS), *CARRIER LANDINGS), (*DIGITAL COMPUTERS, (*STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY SYSTEMS, SIMULATION, REAL TIME, MOTION PICTURE FILM, GRAPHICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CLIPPER CIRCUITS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, TURNING FLIGHT, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, FLOW CHARTING, PILOTS, COCKPITS, TELEVISION CAMERAS, AIRPORTS, DYNAMICS, CORE STORAGE, MAGNETIC CORES, PITCH(MOTION), COMPUTER LOGIC.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE