Accession Number : ADA305869

Title :   High Resolution Terrain Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-May 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Green, J. G. ; Baylot, E. A. ; Bullock, C. D. ; Robinson, J. H. ; Renfroe, N. A.

PDF Url : ADA305869

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : A high level of terrain correlation is required for models and simluations participating in a distributed interactive simulation environment to achieve consistent outcomes among the simulations, convey realism, and import credibility to the results. From an interoperability viewport, each 'participant' must 'see' and 'interact' within the same terrain environment to ensure a 'level playing field.' This report presents a quantitative and qualitative analysis of existing information relating to the impact of terrain resolution on modeling and simulation outcomes with respect to line of sight, battle outcomes, and preprocessing time. (MM)

Descriptors :   *TERRAIN, *HIGH RESOLUTION, *VIRTUAL REALITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, LINE OF SIGHT, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, BATTLEFIELDS, INTERACTIONS, CORRELATION, QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS, TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS, LANDFORMS.

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Cybernetics
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE