Accession Number : ADA116320

Title :   A Scan Line Algorithm for Computer Generated Flight Visuals,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Sandor,John ; Jost,Peter G

PDF Url : ADA116320

Report Date : Feb 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : A scan line algorithm is presented for the computer synthesis of flight simulation visuals. The algorithm is described in the context of the total image generation process which includes data base structure, viewing geometry and polygon clipping. Within this framework the performance of a software realization of the algorithm is analysed and the relative computational loads of different algorithm functions are assessed. Finally the extension of the algorithm to accommodate shading and edge smoothing is described. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer graphics, *Algorithms, *Image processing, *Flight simulation, Scanners, Computer program verification, Computer architecture, Computations, Loading(Electronics), Edges, Australia

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE