Accession Number : ADA293613

Title :   Synthetic Terrain Imagery for Helmet-Mounted Display. Volume 3. Software User's Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 92-1 Mar 95,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL TECHNOLOGY CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN

Personal Author(s) : Whillock, Rand ; Corwin, Bill ; Groat, Jeff

PDF Url : ADA293613

Report Date : 15 NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The purpose of this document is to describe how to use the STI software program (STI). The software samples data from a preprocessed database created from the U.S. Defense Mapping Agency's Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) database and renders, in perspective view, the visual scene. An NTSC video signal drives a helmet-mounted display. The Synthetic Terrain Imagery for Helmet Mounted Display program was written to present digital terrain elevation data to pilots in several different formats on an HMD. The program can be run stand-alone, in which case it behaves like the 'flight' program that is provided by Silicon Graphics, or it can be integrated into a simulation environment which communicates over the ethernet.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *USER MANUALS, *NIGHT FLIGHT, *HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS, DATA BASES, SIMULATION, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, PILOTS, OPTICAL IMAGES, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, SAMPLING, GRAPHICS, VIDEO SIGNALS, PREPROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE