Accession Number : ADA316735

Title :   NPSNET Vehicle Database: An Object-Oriented Database in a Real-Time Vehicle Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Borden-Davis, Susan C.

PDF Url : ADA316735

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The Naval Postgraduate School has actively explored the design and implementation of NPSNET, a real-time three-dimensional simulator on low-cost, readily accessible workstations. NPSNET involves a tremendous amount of interaction between vehicle, terrain, obstacle and ordnance objects in a dynamic simulation system. There exists a need for an organized, efficient storage structure that allows real-time retrieval of objects and their interactive relationships. This work concentrates on selection and design of a vehicle database model to maximize storage and real-time retrieval of data for the NPSNET visual simulator. The results of this effort can be applied to the overall system, NPSNET, in a distributed database management system.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *REAL TIME, *VEHICLES, *OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING, SIMULATORS, SIMULATION, DATA MANAGEMENT, LOW COSTS, DISTRIBUTION, INTERACTIONS, DYNAMICS, EFFICIENCY, THESES, TERRAIN, THREE DIMENSIONAL, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, WORK STATIONS, VISION, ORDNANCE, STORAGE, SELECTION.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE