Accession Number : ADA303552

Title :   Recommendations Regarding the Use of Textures for Cuing Surface Slant and Shape in Flight Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jan 92-Dec 94,

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Stevens, Kent A.

PDF Url : ADA303552

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Most surface textures convey useful information about the slant curvature, and depth of the surface, as geometric consequences of perspective projection (primarily foreshortening and scaling). For the visual system to correctly interpret two-dimensional (2D) evidence of foreshortening and differential scaling as suggesting three-dimensional (3D) slant and depth, certain assumptions must hold regarding the regularity or homogeneity of the physical texture as well as its statistical isotropy. Recommendations are given regarding the selection of textures for flight simulation which match the perceptual assumptions and thereby permit 3D percepts.

Descriptors :   *SURFACE ANALYSIS, *SHAPE, *FLIGHT SIMULATION, *SLANT RANGE, DENSITY, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, TWO DIMENSIONAL, DEPTH, SURFACES, THREE DIMENSIONAL, CURVATURE, SCALING FACTOR, TEXTURE, GRADIENTS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE