Accession Number : ADA184868

Title :   An Inexpensive Real-Time Interactive Three Dimensional Flight Simulation System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Douglas B ; Streyle, Dale G

PDF Url : ADA184868

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 237

Abstract : A prototype flight simulator for the Fiber-Optically Guided Missile (FOG-M) is presented. This prototype demonstrates the practicability and feasibility of using low-cost graphics hardware to produce acceptable simulation of flight over terrain generated from Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) digital elevation data. The flight simulator displays a dynamic, three-dimensional, out-the-window view of the terrain in real-time while responding to operator control inputs. The total system cost (software and hardware) of the simulator is an order of magnitude less than most flight simulation systems in current use.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT SIMULATION, *COMPUTER GRAPHICS, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, TERRAIN, THREE DIMENSIONAL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), GUIDED MISSILES, FIBER OPTICS, COCKPITS, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, THESES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE