Accession Number : ADA289376

Title :   The Photo-Realistic AFIT Virtual Cockpit.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Diaz, Milton E.

PDF Url : ADA289376

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) has pursued research in virtual environments since 1988. This research expands the current capabilities of the AFIT Virtual Cockpit (VC) by increasing the realism of the cockpit environment and improving the pilot's command interface. Realism is improved creating console elements from texture maps and polygonal models; these elements include working dials, switches and circuit breakers. The pilot command interface is improved in part by adapting the AFIT Information Pod using a two-dimensional mouse input to the virtual three-dimensional environment. This immersive virtual environment is also improved by modifications to the Head Mounted Display (HMD) reducing jitter and allowing the simulation pilot to adjust his/her position within the cockpit.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *COCKPITS, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, *HEAD UP DISPLAYS, INPUT, SIMULATION, AIR FORCE, ENVIRONMENTS, MODELS, INTERFACES, TWO DIMENSIONAL, PILOTS, THESES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, EXTERNAL STORES, MAPS, MICE, TEXTURE, CONSOLES, CIRCUIT BREAKERS, INSTRUMENT DIALS, POLYGONS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE